Day: December 24, 2017

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Malaysian support motivates Palestinians to defend Jerusalem

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Putrajaya City, Malaysia (OIC-UNA) – All the six panelists of a special forum at the Putra Mosque here voiced their support for Palestine and expressed opposition to the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.One of the panelis…

December 24, 2017 Off

Jordanian King endeavors to limit ramifications of U.S. decision on Jerusalem, says FM

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Amman (OIC-UNA) � Jordanian Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi said that Jordan’s stance on Jerusalem was not an instantaneous act but a continuous situation led by King Abdullah II, who spares no effort to support the holy city and the Jerusalemites in their steadfastness.

Speaking to Jordan TV’s “60 Minutes” show, the minister said that King Abdullah is the custodian of the Islamic and Christian holy site in Jerusalem, and he has made effective actions at all levels to contain the repercussions of the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move Jordan rejects and considers a violation of international law.

“We work in coordination with the Palestinian Authority and the Arab and Islamic countries to set out an international position against changing the Arab identity of Jerusalem, and preventing attempts to establish new facts on the ground,” said the minister.

As for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution rejecting the U.S. government’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and move the American embassy to the holy city, Safadi said UNGA resolutions are not binding but ” We are talking about a political act.”

The United States, he said, vetoed a resolution supported by 14 other U.N. Security Council members, a move was expected as the U.S. itself took the decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem despite opposition from the great majority of world countries, Petra reported.

Safadi also reiterated Jordan’s stance which calls to meet the right of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent Palestinian state on the 4th June 1967 borders.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

December 24, 2017 Off

Jordanian King endeavors to limit ramifications of U.S. decision on Jerusalem, says FM

By Web Desk

Amman (OIC-UNA) � Jordanian Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi said that Jordan’s stance on Jerusalem was not an instantaneous act but a continuous situation led by King Abdullah II, who spares no effort to support the holy city and the Jerusalemites in their steadfastness.

Speaking to Jordan TV’s “60 Minutes” show, the minister said that King Abdullah is the custodian of the Islamic and Christian holy site in Jerusalem, and he has made effective actions at all levels to contain the repercussions of the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move Jordan rejects and considers a violation of international law.

“We work in coordination with the Palestinian Authority and the Arab and Islamic countries to set out an international position against changing the Arab identity of Jerusalem, and preventing attempts to establish new facts on the ground,” said the minister.

As for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution rejecting the U.S. government’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and move the American embassy to the holy city, Safadi said UNGA resolutions are not binding but ” We are talking about a political act.”

The United States, he said, vetoed a resolution supported by 14 other U.N. Security Council members, a move was expected as the U.S. itself took the decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem despite opposition from the great majority of world countries, Petra reported.

Safadi also reiterated Jordan’s stance which calls to meet the right of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent Palestinian state on the 4th June 1967 borders.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

December 24, 2017 Off

Palestinian delegation urges China to play bigger role in Mideast peace process

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Beijing (OIC-UNA) � Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Ahmad Majdalani and Nabil Shaath, advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas on international relations, met in Beijing with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and urged him to play a bigger role in the Middle East peace process.

The official Palestinian delegation held talks in China on Saturday with Chinese officials on the latest political developments following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

For his part, Wang reiterated his country’s support for the creation of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, WADA reported.

He said it would be impossible to have peace in the Middle East without first resolving the Palestinian issue. The Palestinians are seeking to bring in world powers to resolve the conflict with Israel after they said the United States, which so far was the only mediator in the conflict, can no longer play that role after it took a unilateral step by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Source: International Islamic News Agency