US Faces Blunt Criticism at UN Over Jerusalem Decree

US Faces Blunt Criticism at UN Over Jerusalem Decree

Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia protested outside the USA embassies Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Haley also went on to condemn the United Nations for its treatment of Israel and said the U.S. will not stand by while Israel is attacked or be lectured by other countries about its position on Israeli's and Palestinians.

Trump announced this week that the United States was recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning decades of USA policy which had left the city's status to be determined via negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. It was envisaged to be circumnavigated, dealt with only at the stage of "permanent status negotiations", once all other issues between the state of Israel and the Palestinians were resolved.

Obama is seen in 2008 saying, "I continue to say that Jerusalem will be the capital of Israel".

The status of the holy city is an extremely sensitive aspect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

An estimated 3,000 Palestinian protesters held demonstrations and clashed with IDF at almost 30 locations across the West Bank and Gaza Strip - leaving almost 250 Palestinians injured. The PLO criticised the resolution for viewing Palestinians only as refugees, and not as a people with national rights.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 40 people in Kusra struggled with tear gas inhalation. In Malaysia, protesters burned Trump in effigy.

A senior Palestinian official said the Palestinians would not meet with Pence during his visit to the region later this month when Pence is expected to visit Israel and make a stop in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The cry relates to an event in the seventh century, when Muslims massacred and expelled Jews from the town of Khaybar, which is located in modern-day Saudi Arabia.

The White House said it was not aware of any countries planning to follow Mr Trump's lead. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss upcoming plans. Abbas's Fatah movement called for more confrontations this Friday. In a pre-emptive move, the military said it would deploy several battalions to the West Bank, while other troops were put on alert. And since the Old City, the heart of Jerusalem, was now part of Jordan and exclusively Arab in population, all the embassies stayed in Tel Aviv.

They chanted "America is the head of the snake" and "No US embassy on Jordanian lands" and "No US bases on Jordanian soil".

Israeli police were considering whether to impose age restrictions on worshippers at Friday's prayers, but as of Thursday evening, had made no changes.

Kashmiri leaders have called Trump's move "anti-Muslim".

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David M. Satterfield also said "in consular practice there is no impact", and said the subject of changing official USA government maps would be discussed in due course.

US Faces Blunt Criticism at UN Over Jerusalem Decree

In 2014, dozens of Arab men besieged 150 congregants at a Paris synagogue during a wave of riots over Israel's strikes in Gaza against Hamas.

"In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: there is no alternative to the two-state solution". There were no reports of casualties on either side.

Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has never been recognised internationally, and all countries maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv.

Trump, on Wednesday, said he was directing the State Department to immediately begin drawing up architectural plans for a US embassy in the holy city.

The response to Trump's announcement by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and most of his government was muted. "And that's something that the United States is very much committed to".

Indeed, Trump's desperate, primal need to feel exceptional has manifested itself once again in an global crisis, with Hamas calling for a renewed intifada and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim describing the decision as "pulling the pin of a grenade".

The king could play an important role. "That is why it remains one of the most sensitive places in the world".

Abbas said he was also speaking to countries in Europe and Africa. The council scheduled an emergency meeting on Friday.

Trump's announcement provoked anger throughout the Arab world and disagreement by several major US allies, including England and France. But the actual relocation of the USA embassy, however, would take years, according to White House officials. U.S. diplomats have sought to tread carefully on this issue in one of the world's most treacherous political landscapes.

The Arab League, comprised of almost two dozen countries, will meet Saturday in an effort to create a joint position on the matter. Next week, Turkey will host a gathering of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which has 57 Arab and Muslim member states. Apart from localized protests, there was little sign of the kind of mass mobilization and chaos that some had anticipated.

The Palestinian leadership condemned the move before Trump spoke, as did leaders from the Arab world and beyond.

"What he said to me was, 'I'm going to do it".

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