News of Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city has shaken the world this morning.
The UAE, along with other Arab nations, was quick to condemn media reports regarding the move via WAM.ae; the shocking announcement could have a negative impact on peace in the Middle East.
Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has expressed deep concern over the reports, stating the decision will represent a fundamental change in the region.
(Read the official statement here).
UAE residents have had their say on Twitter
The UAE has stood up
Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is bound to cause havoc. Jerusalem isn’t a billionaire’s backyard, it’s the heart of all three Abrahamic religions. If there’s one moment Trump’s powerful Muslim allies should speak up, this is it!
— Shuja Rabbani (@ShujaRabbani) December 5, 2017
“The move will destroy relationships”
A step back in time
Today the United States will recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, essentially taking the Middle East back to the times of the Crusades. Muslim leaders across the region have strongly condemned this controversial decision. pic.twitter.com/AEES54YOYa
— ????????مظہِر چوہدری???????? (@mazhirchaudhry6) December 6, 2017
Some people didn’t hold back…
@realDonaldTrump Any recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a blatant attack on the Arab nation.
— Ali-Elsaid (@Alielsaed92) December 6, 2017