Jerusalem controversy: Arab League to hold emergency meeting

The Arab League [Photo Credit: The Middle East Magazine Online]

The Arab League (AL) is to hold an emergency meeting at the level of foreign ministers on Saturday to discuss the Arab action regarding the possible U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.

MENA news agency reported on Wednesday that the decision is made in response to Palestine’s request that has been supported by Jordan.

“The meeting will discuss the necessary Arab actions towards the possible change of the U.S. position that affects the status of Jerusalem as well as its legal and historical position,” MENA quoted the Palestinian memorandum as saying.

The AL announcement comes while President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision Wednesday over his country’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the disputed holy city.

Over the past few days, the AL and most Arab states have been warning against the “dangerous repercussions” of such a U.S. decision, if made, on peace, security and stability in the Middle East region and the chances for a settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict emerged since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the Western-backed creation of Israel in 1948.

Israel is blamed by the international community for the deadlock of the peace process due to its settlement expansion policy, which is rejected even by its strongest ally, the U.S.

The Palestinians seek to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital in the light of the UN-proposed two-state solution based on the pre-1967 borders.



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  • JOHN

    Now that the US has affirmed the reality. Jerusalem is Isreal’s capital. Why are the Arabs and Muslims denying this clear truth? These Arabs and Muslims always want to impose their shallow idiosyncrasy through wars, violence, terrorism and compulsion on Isreal but Isreal is stronger than all of them combined because Isreal is the chosen nation of God. God has promised that He will give Isreal’s enemies their own blood to feast on and would allow them to destroy themselves. That is why the Arab world are presently destroying themselves. Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Quata, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and many more are already on self destruction. God has given that land to Isreal and nothing the devil and his people can do about it, instead they will incur the wrath of God. God is using the US to do the right thing concerning Isreal and her capital Jerusalem. Palestine cannot propose Jerusalem as her capital. Let them choose another city as their capital to advance the peace process.


    As usual Arabs will be their own worst enemies. They cannot unite, in fact the Saudis are already stabbing the Palestinians in the back.