Indonesia condemns U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 8, 2017

The Palestinian ambassador to Indonesia, Zuhair Alshun, told reporters in the sidelines of the event that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will convene an emergency summit to discuss the future of two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

Singapore's Foreign Ministry said that "any premature and unilateral action to alter the status of Jerusalem will impede progress for a peaceful resolution of the Middle East and Palestinian problem", and added that the status of the city should be decided through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. "As a democratic country, the United States should know what democracy means". It annexed the entire city in 1980 and claimed that Jerusalem was its "eternal and undivided" capital, a move that was never recognized by the global community.

"We feel very sad, for such unfair [and] unjust [decision]. Make it clear that we strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital for all time".

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in her opening speech at the Bali Democracy Forum on Thursday that Democracy meant respecting worldwide law, while the recognition by Trump as well as his decision to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem did not respect various United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

The US ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph Donovan, issued a statement on Thursday afternoon saying that the United States consulted with its partners and allies, including Indonesia, before reaching the decision.

"The OIC was scheduled to hold a summit on December 13".

After more than two decades of waiver from the previous administration, Trump said he made the decision as "we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians".

President Jokowi plans to attend the OIC emergency meeting.

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