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Trump’s Controversial Statement About Jerussalem

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The controversial statement of US President Donald Trump, who proposed the city of Jerusalem to remain Israel's capital, was resisted by Arab states' organizations. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abas said he would stop any relations with Israel and this was welcomed with a firm stand by countries in the Arab League. President Donald Trump's controversial statement was made when meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Washington DC Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

According to Trump, his proposal would benefit both Israel and Palestine and be a peaceful solution for the Palestinians and Israelis. Jerusalem is determined to be the capital of Israel while Palestine will be given the right to manage East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Arab League strongly rejected President Donald Trump's proposal,  arguing   that the proposed solution would not provide justice for the Palestinian people. Arab leaders said they would not cooperate with the United States administration  to implement Donald Trump's proposal. The Arab League's strong rejection was expressed at an urgent  meeting in Cairo, Saturday , February 1,  which was also attended by representatives of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The presence of Saudi Arabia became a significant element given Riyadh's close relations with Washington. The organizations of Arab states also stressed that the borders of the Palestinian state should be  as they were before the Six-Day War in 1967. After the war Israel annexed the West Bank and Gaza and made East Jerusalem its capital.

Palestine at the Arab League meeting in Cairo expressed its  firm stance  and rejection. President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop all relations with the United States and Israel including their cooperation in the security sector. Dismissing Trump's proposal, Mahmoud Abbas stressed that the Palestinian people will continue to fight for their  sovereignty and rights through legal means and peaceful solutions. Since Trump threw out the controversial proposal, the atmosphere has continued to heat up. Palestinian fighters protest by holding various actions.

In such circumstances, in addition to the Arab League, countries that support Palestine, including Indonesia, of course should show their stance and support.

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