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"Abbas urged the Pope and the leaders of Russia, France and Jordan to intervene against Trump's declared intention to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Abbas's spokesman said."
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12/05/2017, 15:39:47

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Yeah? INTERVENE? How? What makes them think that any other country can dictate where the U.S. embassy is in Israel, besides the U.S. and Israel?


Trump informs Abbas, Jordan's Abdullah he intends to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Reuters 05.12.2017 21:14
Updated: 9:49 PM

President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and
Jordan's King Abdullah that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to Abbas' spokesman and
Jordanian reports. Trump also called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi and Saudi King Salman to
inform them of the decision.

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U.S. officials have said Trump is likely on Wednesday to recognize
Jerusalem as Israel's capital while delaying relocating the embassy from
Tel Aviv for another six months, though he is expected to order his
aides to begin planning such a move immediately. The officials said,
however, that no final decisions have been made.

the call, Abbas urged the Pope and the leaders of Russia, France and
Jordan to intervene against Trump's declared intention to move the U.S.
Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Abbas's spokesman said. 

the call with Trump, Abbas warned that the action will have "dangerous
consequences," said Abbas' spokesman, adding that "the Palestinian
stance is determined and steadfast - there will not be a Palestinian
state without East Jerusalem as its capital according to decisions by
the international community." Abbas was holding an emergency meeting in
his bureau following the phone conversation with Trump.

also warned Trump of the decision's repercussions on Middle East
security and stability. Abdullah pledged he would thwart any American
initiative to renew the peace process and would encourage resistance
among Muslims and Christians alike.

King Salman told Trump that transferring the embasy is a dangerous step that will inflame feelings of Muslims.

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their conversatisons with Trump, Abdullah and Abbas reportedly spoke
and decided to act in complete coordination following Trump's decision.

Israeli ministers were instructed on Tuesday not to speak publicly
about the embassy crisis, at the request of the White House.

In the West Bank, the Fatah movement has begun preparations for marches and rallies following Trump's announcement.
Heads of Palestinians factions in the West Bank are slated to hold a
meeting later Tuesday evening to coordinate protest moves.

senior Fatah official told Haaretz that "the Palestinian Authority is
interested in carrying out marches of rage and protest, but there's no
intention to break the rules or lead to a frontal confrontation with
Israel like the one that took place during the Second Intifada."

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Tuesday, an Abbas aide commented that if the Trump Administration
decides to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian
leadership would sever ties with the U.S. administration.

senior administration official said last week that Trump would likely
make the announcement to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on
Wednesday, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and could
fuel violence in the Middle East. 

Trump administration announced Monday that it had not yet reached a
decision yet on whether or not to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,
despite the fact that Monday was the legal deadline to sign a
presidential waiver on the matter.

EU warns Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Leaders of the Middle East and Europe expressed serious concern about Trump's looming decision on Jerusalem Tuesday.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that if Trump goes ahead
with the decision, Turkey will cut diplomatic ties with Israel. He
added that Jerusalem is "a red line for Muslims." Israel responded that
"Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital for 3,000 years."

has warned of "possible dangerous repercussions" if U.S. President
Donald Trump follows through on plans to recognize contested Jerusalem
as Israel's capital.

Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh
Shoukry had discussed the matter with his French counterpart. It said
they called on the Trump administration to wait and reconsider.

to Saudi media, an official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry said
that Trump's potential recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
would have "very serious implications" and would be seen as "provocative
to all Muslims' feelings." 

League Chief Ahmed Abdoul Gheit said Tuesday that any step changing
Jerusalem's status quo would be a "dangerous measure that would have
repercussions" throughout the Middle East. He encouraged Trump to
reconsider his decision.

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said that any action would undermine a two-state solution, and must be avoided. 

and French leaders also expressed concern at Trump's potential decision
to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. French President Emmanuel
Macron said the Jerusalem issue must be dealt with "in the framework of
peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians."

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday that "direct negotiations
between the two parties," are the only way to solve the issue of
Jerusalem, taking stab at Trump by saying that "there is a limit in our
solidarity" regarding U.S.-German relations.

Twenty-five former Israeli ambassadors, academics and peace activists on Monday expressed their opposition to Trump's potential unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "We
are deeply concerned by recent reports that President Trump is
seriously considering the announcement of his decision to unilaterally
recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel," a letter to Trump's
Mideast peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said.


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