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Chile rejects Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

SANTIAGO – The Chilean government has joined the international wave of concern and condemnation over the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Michelle Bachelet administration, in an official communiqué published by the Foreign Ministry, made an urgent call to reconsider the situation resulting from a decree issued by U.S. President Donald Trump. WASHINGTON – The United States recognized the holy city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, in a move that could inflame tensions across the Middle East. “I have determined that it is … Continue reading It also noted that the parties should refrain from “further hindering a process leading to a two-State solution and sustainable peace between Palestine and Israel”. Chile, which has the largest Palestinian community abroad (500,000 people), also condemned the decision by the United States to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. Trump said on Wednesday that he had “determined it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel”. Saudi Arabia called the Wednesday’s decision “unjustified and irresponsible”, while France and the U.K. said they did not support the decision. SANTIAGO – President Michelle Bachelet has told United States Vice President Mike Pence that Chile will not support coups d’etat or military interventions, but will agree to sanctions that should be adopted by the United … Continue reading Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for support from the UN Security Council and the Arab League, both of which will hold emergency sessions in the coming days. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with the U.S. decision, which was “unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region” French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both said their countries did not support the move EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini voiced “serious concern” Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has never been recognized internationally, and all countries maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv. East Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, was annexed by Israel after the Six Day War of 1967, but before now it has not been internationally recognized as part of Israel.

SANTIAGO – The Chilean government has joined the international wave of concern and condemnation over the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The Michelle Bachelet administration, in an official communiqué published by the Foreign Ministry, made an urgent call to reconsider the situation resulting from a decree issued by U.S. President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON – The United States recognized the holy city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, in a move that could inflame tensions across the Middle East.
“I have determined that it is … Continue reading It also noted that the parties should refrain from “further hindering a process leading to a two-State solution and sustainable peace between Palestine and Israel”.
Chile, which has the largest Palestinian community abroad (500,000 people), also condemned the decision by the United States to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.
Trump said on Wednesday that he had “determined it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel”.
Saudi Arabia called the Wednesday’s decision “unjustified and irresponsible”, while France and the U.K. said they did not support the decision.
SANTIAGO – President Michelle Bachelet has told United States Vice President Mike Pence that Chile will not support coups d’etat or military interventions, but will agree to sanctions that should be adopted by the United … Continue reading Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for support from the UN Security Council and the Arab League, both of which will hold emergency sessions in the coming days.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with the U.S. decision, which was “unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region” French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both said their countries did not support the move EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini voiced “serious concern” Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has never been recognized internationally, and all countries maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv.
East Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, was annexed by Israel after the Six Day War of 1967, but before now it has not been internationally recognized as part of Israel.