Abbas slams Trump’s move, says Jerusalem is ‘Eternal Capital of Palestine’

abbas speech un 2014Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States can no longer play the role of peace broker after Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, describing the holy city as “the eternal capital of the State of Palestine.”

“These deplorable and unacceptable measures deliberately undermine all peace efforts,” Abbas said in a speech after Trump’s announcement.

He said Trump’s move amounted to “an announcement of U.S. withdrawal from playing the role it has been playing in the past decade in sponsoring the peace process.”

AFP

  • Niemals

    International lawyer Christian Tomuschat says:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e093910cadf3df3ca508755ff996ad5b04e8ce2e1a1c0be45a5aa6ac9ca52dbb.jpg “Trump does not know what he is doing”

    US President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. A violation of international law, which could have consequences.

  • Niemals

    Both Trump and Erdoğan are inescapable.
    Visit to neighbors:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e338d075a8319ac721ea8920b00141e67020297529623a291b7ec403b56e8b42.jpg Turkey’s arch enemy is receiving Erdoğan visit to Greece – He said on Dec. 6, according to a Greek channel; “Greek people should know negative relations between Turkey and Greece are history now”….
    Erdogan travels to Athens A historic event, it is for the first time in 65 years, a Turkish president is coming to Greece.
    The focus of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Athens is on economic issues and the refugee crisis and the extradition of the coup plotters.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c2a009a5fe193d4de8d4d520b084e8ac9d3317a9849663ea6f63d7a1ba706ae.jpg Divided Cyprus remains a diplomatic sore point between Turkey and Greece
    Is it because the Greek PM said he would “extradite the coup plotters in 15-20 days.”?
    Erdoğan changes the coat after the wind, with the arab world, Israel and Russia.

    Now Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 7 said U.S. President Donald Trump disregarded U.N. decisions with his Dec. 6 decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – “the move amounted to “throwing the region into a circle of fire.”, Erdoğan said.
    “Hey Trump, what are you trying to do?” he added, suggesting that political leaders should serve for “reconciliation rather than destabilization.”
    “If Trump is saying I am powerful and right, he is wrong,” he added.

    If Erdoğan is saying I am powerful and right, he is wrong.

  • doron

    Eternal capital of a never existing before state of a never existing before nation…must be very desperate to try and pull that one

    • Hind Abyad

      There were no states before 1941.. not even Israel.
      Churchill gave Palestine as if it belonged to his mother.

      • Jack

        you are right “There were no states before 1941”
        But since then Israel is an existing fact for the last 70 years.
        But there was never a Palestinian Nation or a Palestinian state….. and it looks like there will never be one.

        So the Palestinians will let out their steam and their usual Blah blah announcements and in a couple of days it will be forgotten, only morons will continue with their stupid wishful thinking visions in the Internet comments, that no one cares about !

      • Y K

        Churchill (as Colonial Secretary in 1923) actually detached Transjordan from the application of the “Jewish national home” provisions of Palestine Mandate. But you’re too mentally challenged to know any of that.

        • Hind Abyad

          I know so what, hopeless stupidy.
          In 1923 British Mandate for Palestine “Transjordan” was East-Bank of River Jordan (Palestinian lands). Churchill “provisions” provided a home for the Hashemite who moved out from Mecca Medina. British interests were to foment Moslem radicalism in helping blood thirsty Wahhabi conquer Arabia
          Lean history!
          “In 1919 London used aircraft in the Hijaz in support of Hussein’s confrontation with Ibn Saud. It was to little avail: after accepting a temporary ceasefire in 1920, Ibn Saud’s 150,000-strong Ikhwani – *brotherhood*- advanced relentlessly, and by the mid-1920s had gained control of Arabia, including the Hijaz and the Holy Places, defeating Hussein for supremacy in the region. Ibn Saud established ‘Saudi’ Arabia in an orgy of murder. In his exposé of the corruption of the Saudi ruling family, Said Aburish describes Ibn Saud as ‘a lecher and a bloodthirsty autocrat … whose savagery wreaked havoc across Arabia’, terrorising and mercilessly slaughtering his enemies.

          The conquest of Arabia cost the lives of around 400,000 people, since Saud’s forces did not take prisoners; over a million people fled to neighbouring countries. Numerous rebellions against the House of Saud subsequently took place, each put down in ‘mass killings of mostly innocent victims, including women and children’.
          By the mid-1920s most of Arabia had been subdued, 40,000 people had been publicly executed and some 350,000 had had limbs amputated; the territory was divided into districts under the control of Saud’s relatives, a situation which largely prevails today.” ;-)….

          The British recognised Ibn Saud’s control of Arabia, and by 1922
          his subsidy was raised to £100,000 a year by *Colonial Secretary Winston Churchill*.
          At the same time, Churchill described Ibn Saud’s Wahhabis as akin to the present-day Taliban, telling the House of Commons in July 1921 that they were ‘austere, intolerant, well-armed and bloodthirsty’ and that ‘they hold it as an article of duty, as well as of faith, to kill all who do not share their opinions and to make slaves of their wives and children.
          Women have been put to death in Wahhabi villages for simply appearing in the streets. It is a penal offence to wear a silk garment. Men have been killed for smoking a cigarette.’ However, Churchill also later wrote that ‘my admiration for him [Ibn Saud] was deep, because of his unfailing loyalty to us’, and the British government set about consolidating its grip on this loyalty.”

          The collusion with Islamic Caliphats (ISIS) dates to 1923.

    • Hind Abyad

      Again. There were no states before 1941…..

  • Niemals

    Erdoğan dose it again, turning himself to be the beacon of the muslim world – spokesman for all muslims…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6d0566f1dd285d2bd290f32b5b0d5bc05135bbd0a2fdbce851835d17bd723b4.jpg Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke of a “ring of fire” in which Trump threw the world and especially the Middle East.
    The US President is trampling on international law, Erdogan said.

    The Turkish president is currently the chairman of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), an association of 57 states. He has invited to an OIC special summit in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss the Jerusalem crisis. “He could still try to convince the UN to condemn the action,” says Soli Özel, a professor of international relations at Istanbul’s Kadir Has University. “But Turkey can not do much more,” said Özel in an interview with DW.

  • Rainbow Sponge

    There goes the palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem isn’t Israel’s capital. President Donald Trump put the pallies in their place.

  • Jack

    The Palestinians as usual never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
    The more they continue with their hopeless struggle, they will get less and less.
    Those in Lebanon will remain in Lebanon forever…..,
    Jerusalem is now with no doubt the declared capital of Israel as it was for the last 70 years……

  • Hind Abyad

    “Jerusalem is not the historical city of David nor is it the capital of biblical Israel.
    That’s why it should never be acknowledged as the Capital city of modern-day Israel.
    The current location of both the Temple Mount and the whole of the state of Israel are based on an Ideology; downright fake and deceptive. Mr. Trump’s ignorant decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem has made it all the more deceptive.”