US dec­la­ra­tion

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US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has recog­nised Jerusalem as Is­rael’s cap­i­tal and de­cided to re­lo­cate the US Em­bassy there. The con­tro­ver­sial de­ci­sion has not only in­vited the wrath of Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity coun­tries, but other coun­tries like Bri­tain and Rus­sia have also con­demned Trump’s move. Many po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts have opined that the de­ci­sion will act as a cat­a­lyst for wider vi­o­lent con­fronta­tions between Is­rael forces and the Pales­tinian peo­ple. This will also pave the way for strong protests be­fore the US’s and Is­rael’s em­bassies across the Mus­lim world.

The UN should im­me­di­ately re­spond to this im­par­tial, il­le­git­i­mate, and in­con­clu­sive ac­tion. Be­sides, the OIC, Arab League, and a re­cently formed coali­tion of 39-Mus­lim coun­tries should build pressure on the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing the UN, the EU, the ICJ, and other human rights or­gan­i­sa­tions so that they can help in re­vert­ing the grue­some move of the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion. The Mus­lim coun­tries should not hes­i­tate to iso­late Is­rael if it doesn’t give up its ag­gres­sive stance re­gard­ing the sa­cred city of Jerusalem.

Syed Fakhar Imam


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