Morocco Urges ‘Pragmatic Action’ Against Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said that the World should respond pragmatically to Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as a capital of Israel.

Speaking at the emergency meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo Saturday, Bourita reiterated Morocco’s position in support of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, urging the Arab League to act plausibly and adopt feasible actions.

In a speech after speech, the emergency meeting set the tone of frustration and anger at Trump’s reckless move on Jerusalem.

Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gibran Bassil, called for an emergency Arab summit, a proposition that’s said to have been embraced by several Arab league member-states.

Earlier, Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul-Gheit and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki called on world nations to recognize the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital in response to Trump’s move.

The head of the Arab League has called US President Donald Trump’s decision “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The shift in US policy “undermines Arab confidence” in the Trump administration and “amounts to the legalization of occupation,” he said, alluding to the annexation of East Jerusalem by Israel after the 1967 Middle East war.

He insisted that Trump’s decision was “against international law and raises questions over American efforts to support peace” between Palestine and Israel.

The resolution adopted at the end of the emergency meeting called on Trump to reconsider his decision and abandon his declaration.

The Arab Foreign ministers also reiterated that only the creation of an independent Palestinian State with east Jerusalem as its capital would end the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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