Deutsche Welle: Arab League leaders condemn Trump's recognition of Jerusalem10 December 2017 | 02:55 | FOCUS News Agency
The emergency meeting of foreign ministers from 22 Arab states was held in Egypt's capital on Saturday night.
The US policy change undermined "Arab confidence" in the Trump administration and amounted "to the legalization" of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Aboul-Gheit added.
Israel maintains that all of Jerusalem is its capital while Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state. Israel annexed East Jerusalem after capturing it in the 1967 war and most countries say the future of the occupied territory should be decided at future Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Nearly 20 chief delegates spoke during the two-and-a-half hour meeting in Cairo condemning the US move but also calling for concrete action. "If we do nothing about [Trump's decision], there will be many, many more tragedies," said Iraq's foreign minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari. "No normalization [with Israel] and no compromises."
Also on Saturday, a presidential source cited by Reuters in Ankara said Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron would work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider the move.
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