Thursday, December 7, 2017

President Jokowi called on the OIC and the United Nations to immediately discuss the decision of the US President to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel which he called violating various UN resolutions.

President Jokowi will leave for an OIC summit in Istanbul to discuss US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a press statement at the Bogor Palace on Thursday (7/12), President Joko Widodo called "unilateral confession violating various UN Security Council resolutions in which the US is one of the permanent members, as well as the UN General Assembly," Jokowi said.
The US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Jokowi said, "can shake the stability of world security."

He also called on the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to immediately discuss and determine attitudes. "I will come to the OIC trial myself," he said.

Previously, in the Bali Democracy Forum held in Serpong on Thursday (7/12), Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi appeared wearing a Palestinian scarf. "I am standing here, wearing a Palestinian scarf to show the strong commitment of the Indonesian government, the people of Indonesia, to always be with the Palestinians, for their rights," Foreign Minister Retno said.
"We condemn the recognition (US related to Jerusalem) that," Retno affirmed.

The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is welcomed with a wave of criticism and criticism from around the world. America became the first country in the world to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Leaders from the Muslim world and other international societies catapulted their anger, and some warned that the move poses potential for violence and bloodshed.

Trump also announced plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The status of Jerusalem is at the heart of Israel-Palestinian long conflict, as Israel annexes East Jerusalem which for Palestine is the capital of their future state. Trump said the move was "a recognition of current reality and historical reality" but not a political statement, and would not change the physical and political boundaries of Jerusalem.

"Finally today we recognize the obvious: that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel," President Trump said.

"This (confession), no more and no less, is an acknowledgment of reality.This is also the right thing to do, it's the right thing to do," said the special speech. How does the world react to the decisions that are the embodiment of this Trump campaign promise?


President Mahmoud Abbas said that the decision meant the United States 'lifts its role as a peace mediator' after a decade of sponsoring the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
"These sad and unacceptable steps are deliberately undermining all peace efforts," he said in a previously recorded television address.
He affirmed that Jerusalem is 'the eternal capital of a Palestinian state.'
Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas, a Palestinian group that controls the Gaza Strip, said: "Our Palestinians everywhere will not let this conspiracy pass, and their choice is open to defend their land and their holy places."

A spokesman for the group said that the decision would "open the gates of hell for US interests in the region".


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Trump's announcement was a "historical monument."
He called it a 'bold and fair' decision.
He said the speech was "an important step towards peace, because there will be no peace that does not include Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."
He said the city had "been the capital of Israel for almost 70 years".
Education Minister Naftali Bennett also praised the decision, saying, "The United States has added another brick to the walls of Jerusalem, to the bottom of the Jewish state," and urged other countries to follow Trump's lead.

The Muslim world

In Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the decision was "irresponsible".
In his Twitter citation, he writes that "the decision is contrary to international law and related UN resolutions."
King Salman told Trump by phone before the US stance was announced that the transfer of the embassy or the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel "would be a glaring provocation against Muslims around the world".
The Arab League calls this "dangerous action that will have an impact" across the region. They also questioned the future role of the US as a "trusted mediator" in peace talks.
Iran says the decision raises the risk of a wave of "new intifada." His foreign ministry said that the US violated international resolutions.
Jordan's King Abdullah called for a concerted effort to "address the consequences of this decision," and a government spokesman said that Trump violated international law and the UN charter.
Qatar's foreign minister said the move was a "death sentence for all those seeking peace".

The international community

Pope Francis said: "I can not silence my deep concern over the situation that has arisen over the next few days, at the same time, I strongly expect everyone to respect the status quo of the city, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions."
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said President Trump's remarks "will jeopardize the prospects for peace for Israel and the Palestinians".
Guterres said that Jerusalem is "the final subject (Israel and Palestine) and must be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties".
Such negotiations should consider "legitimate aspirations from the Palestinian side and Israel," he said.
The EU called for "resumption of a meaningful peace process towards a two-state solution" and said "there must be a way, through negotiation, to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of both countries, so that the aspirations of both sides can be fulfilled".
French President Emmanuel Macron said Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was "deeply regrettable".
He called for the mobilization of efforts to "avoid violence by all means."
China and Russia also expressed concern that the move could lead to increased tensions in the region.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the British government disagreed with the US decision, which he called 'unhelpful in terms of the region's peace prospects'.
"The British Embassy for Israel is based in Tel Aviv and we have no plans to move it."
"Our attitude about the status of Jerusalem is clear and long-lasting: it must be determined in negotiated settlements between Israel and Palestine, and Jerusalem should ultimately become the joint capital of the state of Israel and Palestine.In accordance with the relevant Security Council Resolution (UN) East Jerusalem as part of the Palestinian Occupied Territories. "
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Twitter that Berlin "does not support this attitude (Trump) because the status of Jerusalem can only be negotiated within the framework of a two-state solution".

source : BBC