Indonesia condemns Trump's Israel support

Indonesia condemns Trump's Israel support

Most notably, Indonesia President Joko Widodo, in a televised speech, said the nation strongly condemns the US' formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and urges Trump to reconsider his decision as the decision not only reverses about seven decades of United States foreign policy and unleashes overwhelming global criticism but it also violates several UN resolutions and could likely trigger political and religious turmoil in the Middle East as well as in the world.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is scheduled to attend the extraordinary leaders' summit of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) over the issue of Jerusalem, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said here on Thursday.

"Trump is drawing the ire of Muslims around the world", MUI Vice Chairman Zainut Tauhid said.

"I want to make it clear that the consultation never happens".

Jerusalem remains at the core of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state. Since the 1967 Six-Day War with its Arab neighbors, Israel has controlled the entire city, seizing the eastern part from Jordan.

Meanwhile in another location, Marsudi in her speech at the Bali Democracy Forum strongly condemned the U.S.' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, replacing Tel Aviv.

She showed the Palestinian scarf she wore as a form of Indonesian support and commitment to Palestinian people. "And we urge the United Nations to convene a meeting to respond to the unilateral decision of the U.S". "Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not a recognition of the reality on the ground; it is an expression of support for Israeli policy, much of which is in contravention of global law".

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.

Support also came from Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Khemaies Jhianoul, who presented at the forum.

President Trump's announcement was in keeping with a campaign promise he made to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in 2016.

Indonesia's position firmly rejects and condemns the action taken by the United States that moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem which means recognising the holy city as the capital of Israel.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump announced his decision despite widespread worldwide opposition to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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