As you might have expected, much of the Middle East and some European countries are not happy with Trump’s decision to change US policy to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Here’s a list of who is saying what:
"Jerusalem: France does not approve the US decision. France supports the Two-State Solution, Israel and Palestine, living in peace and security, with Jerusalem as the capital of both States. We must prefer appeasement and dialogue"— France Diplomacy🇫🇷 (@francediplo_EN) December 6, 2017
➖ President Emmanuel Macron https://t.co/mN7rzqbj0o
#BreakingNews: #Egypt condemns the decision, saying it refuses to acknowledge the results that would derive from the "unilateral decision": Egyptian Foreign Ministry#US #Jerusalem pic.twitter.com/i0jPwiqR9h— Daily News Egypt (@DailyNewsEgypt) December 6, 2017
We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US Administration declaring that it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and it will be moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) December 6, 2017
This decision is against international law and relevant UN Resolutions.
Jerusalem is a "Palestinian, Arab, Christian, Muslim city and it is the capital city of Palestine forever": Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas saying US President Trump's move on Jerusalem changes nothing pic.twitter.com/6l6SS74CuR— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) December 6, 2017
#Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on US decision declaring #Jerusalem as the capital of #Israel:— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) December 6, 2017
US statement has chosen to go against all the international and bilateral agreements ignoring international consensus. US withdrawing from the role it played in the peace process.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he rejects US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, adding that the move will "lead us into wars that will never end" https://t.co/UEycdMT0Ik pic.twitter.com/25Oaccnb7I— CNN (@CNN) December 6, 2017
JUST IN: PA President Abbas orders Palestinian team in Washington DC to come home, says US has 'withdrawn' its role in peace process.
— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) December 6, 2017
In related news:
.@VP leaves late next week for mideast trip, after today's Jerusalem announcement. Am told he plans to meet with Netanyahu, Abbas; will speak at Knesset; will head to Egypt to talk w/al-Sisi.— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) December 6, 2017
That should be a fun trip.