US recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital: Imthiaz Criticizes Trump

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By 2017-12-08

The United States (US) lacks the moral standing to play the role of an honest broker in the Middle East peace initiatives, Co-Chairman of the Sri Lankan Committee for Solidarity with the Palestinian People (SLCSPP) Imthiaz Bakeer Markar said in reference to US President Donal Trump's controversial announcement to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.In a media release issued yesterday (7), he noted that the SLCSPP unreservedly condemned US President Donald Trump's announcement, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and his decision to shift the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Bakeer Markar added that the SLCSPP believes that the US President has killed the peace process by making this announcement. "We strongly believe that a two-State solution is possible only within the framework of justice, with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. We urge the US President to withdraw his announcement and redouble efforts to bring freedom, justice, and peace to the land, so that the Palestinians, both the Muslims and the Christians, and the Israelis could live in peace and harmony," he said in the press release.

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