Skip to comments.Russian Foreign Ministry 'Alarmed' by Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Posted on 12/07/2017 3:36:06 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed "serious concern over U.S. President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a change in policy that risked destabilizing the Middle East.
Trump on Wednesday delivered on a campaign pledge to officially acknowledge Jerusalem as the Isreali capital. The U.S. State Department, he added, would move the U.S. consulate from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
The move was met with criticism from world leaders who say the decision may spark an uptick in violence across the region. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called Putin several days before Trumps announcement, the Kremlin said.
It is alarming that the U.S. new position on Jerusalem risks further complicating Palestinian-Israeli relations and the situation in the region as a whole, the Foreign Ministry said in an online statement. We call on all sides to show restraint and refrain from actions that could have unforeseeable consequences.
The ministry also urged free access to religious sites in Jerusalem for people of all faiths.
Russias position on the issue remained unchanged, the ministry added. Russia says Israel and the Palestinians should work towards "a peaceful and secure Israel within internationally recognized borders while recognizing the Palestinian peoples aspirations for their own, independent state."
Russia considers a possible solution to be a Jerusalem that is the capital of two states: East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state and West Jerusalem as the Israel capital.
Paging Mr. Mueller.
DIDN’T THEY REALIZE HE’D DO THIS WHEN THEY WERE HELPING HIM ILLEGALLY WIN THE ELECTION?
Not really needed but /S
Putin would have owned shillary.
[ Russian Foreign Ministry ‘Alarmed’ by Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital ]
[ Wonder what their ally Iran thinks. ]
One of these days, there will be a “hook in the jaw”.
A Fact, not a “policy”
It’s been true for Melania.
After all, dividing Berlin worked out so well
Alarmed as in “Eeek”
Boy! The Russians must be feeling really stupid now! They go to all this effort to get President Trump elected, and he goes and keeps his campaign promises!
Careful!! CNN and MSNBC will see your post and report it as “proof!”
Right. The Middle East is so stable right now.
The Russians and everyone else KNOWS it is not a “change in policy”, it has been U.S. LAW since 1995, just deferred until now.
“Stable” to the Russian gov means when they’re in charge.
It messes with Russia’s current trifecta with Iran-Syria.
(Turkey also if you count them.)
Now their true colors (and allegiances in the region) are on full display.
Obama worked to please the Russians and the Palestinians, who want to see our destruction.
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