Jerusalem as capital of Israel Controversy

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Donald Trump president of U.S. has announced Jerusalem as capital of Israel. This decision is Strongly opposes by many countries.
 Jerusalem as capital of Israel Controversy

Latest Announcement :

The President of U.S. was expected to make a public announcement on Wednesday 6 December 2017 declaring his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv, diplomatic officials and a person familiar with the plans tell CNN. Trump is also expected to sign a waiver delaying the embassy move for six months, citing the logistical challenges of moving US personnel.

U.S. president's Decision :

Here is a big announcement made by U.S. president Donald Trump to moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem today . A large number of people in world are appreciating this movement as some of them said it should have been done many years ago. But at the same time so many people disagree with this decision and they think that it would destroy the peace .

Worldwide Reaction :

Palestine :

Palestinian representative to Britain says decision would be 'kiss of death' for peace process.

Pakistan Opposes

Pakistan opposes the US President Donald Trump’s plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” the FO said in the statement.

Iran's Supreme Leader says :


US intention to move embassy to Jerusalem is sign of 'incompetence and failure', Iran's Supreme Leader says.

British Boris Johnson says :

Boris Johnson says UK has no plans to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Pope Francis calls for city's 'status quo' (the existing state of affairs ) to be respected.

Turkey Say's :


Turkey says recognition would plunge region and world 'into a fire with no end in sight'.


Theresa May says she intends to speak to Donald Trump about the matter.


Reaction was swift, with Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar criticizing the anticipated decision and urging the administration to reconsider.

"Any American declaration of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – if there is one – would mean total destruction of the peace process," senior Palestinian Authority advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash told reporters on Saturday. "The whole world will pay a price for any change or harm to the political reality of Jerusalem."

"We warn against such a move and call on the Palestinian people to revive the intifada   if these unjust decisions on Jerusalem are adopted," Hamas said in a statement released to the press.

China and Russia expressed concern that the plans could aggravate Middle East hostilities. The United States has never endorsed the Israel's claim of sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem and has insisted its status be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation.

The protest in muslim world is getting on extreme level .Trump announcement on Jerusalem cause protests   in: 1-Turkey 2-Jordan 3-West Bank and 4-Gaza .

Palestinian have right to disagree with this decision as this decision would effect them the most . There these statements in love of their people and secure future made them terrorist among so called peace lover .

President Donald Trump   recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and direct the State Department to begin the process to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. As it would take a long time to shift whole embassy setup to new place.

"It seems clear now that the physical location of the American embassy is not material to a peace deal. It's not an impediment to peace and it's not a facilitator to peace," one senior administration official said. "After having tried this for 22 years, an acknowledgment of reality seems like an important thing."

Another senior administration official said Trump "came to the judgment that this was both the right time and the right step to take specifically with respect to his hopes that a peace can be achieved," but offered no further specifics.

But if still Donald Trump does not take his words back there is no uncertainty that he himself want to put an end to Peace talks.

Jerusalem

OIC Summit :

                                              Today on 13th December 2017 , Organisation of Islamic Conference gathers in Istanbul for Jerusalem . Including some heads of states from the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference would join today . Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE have proved today that they are standing with the enemies of Islam.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi & CM Shehbaz also arrived at the Extraordinary OIC summit. PM & CM have discussion with President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas before the start of the OIC Summit.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi & CM Shehbaz

Jerusalem the oldest city

                               Its name resonates in the hearts of Christians, Jews and Muslims alike and echoes through centuries of shared and disputed history.

Known in Hebrew as Yerushalayim and in Arabic as al-Quds, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been conquered, destroyed and rebuilt time and again, and every layer of its earth reveals a different piece of the past.

The Mosque

                      The Muslim Quarter is the largest of the four and contains the shrine of the Dome of Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque on a plateau known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.

The mosque is the third holiest site in Islam and is under the administration of an Islamic trust called the Waqf.

We Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) travelled here from Mecca during his night journey and prayed with the souls of all the prophets. A few steps away, the shrine of the Dome of the Rock holds the foundation stone, where Muslims believe Mohammad (PBUH) then ascended to heaven.

Muslims visit the holy site all year round, but every Friday during the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of thousands of Muslims come to pray at the mosque.

The Mosque al aqsa

The Western wall

                The Jewish Quarter is home to the Kotel, or the Western Wall, a remnant of the retaining wall of the mount on which the Holy Temple once stood.Inside the temple was the Holy of Holies, the most sacred site in Judaism.

the wall

The Christian church

                      Inside the Christian Quarter is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a significant focus for Christians all over the world. It is located on a site which is central to the story of Jesus, his death, crucifixion and resurrection.

Inside the Christian Quarter is the Church

The leaders of many Islamic countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, besides France, Germany and the European Union have also warned Trump against the move.

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