The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russia was concerned that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian authorities could be aggravated further by U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
"However, we would not discuss the decisions which have not been taken yet," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.
Trump on Wednesday will deliver remarks about his decision on whether to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, White House Press Secretary Sarah Saders said on Tuesday.
02:31 dk 05 Aralık 2017 Yeni Şafak Erdoğan: Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on President Donald Trump regarding reports that he may move the U.S.'s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus recognizing Jerusalem as the country's capital, and said: “Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims. If such step is taken, we will gather the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in a leaders' summit in Istanbul within 5-10 days." He noted that this step “could even lead to the cutting of diplomatic ties with Israel."
Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war. It later annexed it, declaring the whole of the city as its capital, a move not recognized internationally. Palestinians want Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
Jerusalem is sacred to both Muslims and Jews, as it includes sites known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (The Noble Sanctuary), al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the rock, as well as an ancient Jewish temple.
Karagül: Arab administrators negotiated with US, Israel over Jerusalem
Yeni Şafak and TVNET Editor-In-Chief İbrahim Karagül in a televised discussion evaluated regional developments, focusing on Trump’s intention to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.“After Jerusalem, Mecca and Medina will be targeted. Young Arab administrators sat down to negotiate with the U.S. and Israel about Jerusalem for their own futures. Every country, including Turkey, is under the threat of the invasion project. From North Africa to Pakistan, it is necessary to foresee what will be done in this geography,” said Karagül.“Turkey is applying its own principles, philosophy and understanding of this geography and history,” he added.Turkey warns US that Jerusalem embassy move is 'grave mistake'U.S. officials have said Trump is likely to give a speech on Wednesday unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a step that would break decades of U.S. policy and could fuel violence in the Middle East. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed concern regarding the move, saying Jerusalem was the “red line of Muslims” and adding that the matter could cause Turkey to cut its ties with Israel.Jerusalem is sacred to both Muslims and Jews, as it includes sites known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (The Noble Sanctuary), al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the rock, as well as an ancient Jewish temple.“The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait formed a Gulf axis against Iran. They established frontiers and promised security for the Gulf. Today, the U.S. is telling the Gulf countries that their enemy is Iran, not Israel. They want to mobilize the Gulf against Iran,” Karagül said.“Arab states cannot discern the rise in the East. They are caught up in the West. Debates that ruin the state of mind of Muslims are being held,” he concluded.Video: Erdoğan: Jerusalem is the red line of MuslimsUS, Saudi’s dirty plan for JerusalemDeclaring Jerusalem as Israeli capital would plunge world into fire: Turkish gov't spoxEx-Israeli diplomats warn US on Jerusalem status
Turkey warns US that Jerusalem embassy move is 'grave mistake'
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday that it would be a "grave mistake" for the United States to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and that he had warned U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.Before a bilateral meeting with Tillerson at NATO headquarters, Çavuşoğlu said: "It would be a grave mistake (to move the U.S. embassy). It will not bring any stability ... but rather chaos and instability.""The whole world is against this," he said, adding that he had already told Tillerson how he felt and would reiterate it at the meeting at NATO during the alliance's foreign ministers' meeting.Video: Erdoğan: Jerusalem is the red line of MuslimsIsrael captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war. It later annexed it, declaring the whole of the city as its capital, a move not recognized internationally. Palestinians want Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.Jerusalem is sacred to both Muslims and Jews, as it includes sites known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (The Noble Sanctuary), al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the rock, as well as an ancient Jewish temple.
US, Saudi’s dirty plan for Jerusalem
Tensions flare as the U.S’s “peace plan” for the city of Jerusalem led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s emerge. In return for the U.S. recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the city of Abu Dis, a suburb of East Jerusalem, has been allegedly offered as the new Palestinian capital, according to reports by the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post.Kushner reportedly convinced Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of this plan during his secret visit to Riyadh during late October.President Erdoğan says ‘Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims'Saudi’s Salman tells Abbas to accept or resignAfter his meeting with Kushner, Crown Prince Salman presented this plan to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during the president’s visit to Riyadh last month, where he went to discuss President Trump’s plans for the Middle East. Trump is planning to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, according to top U.S. officials.Salman, who approved Kushner’s plan, told Abbas he had two months to accept the deal of accepting Abu Dis as the Palestinian capital, to or he would be pressured to resign. Moreover, Palestinian refugees who left Israel after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and their descendants would not be granted the right to return to Israel as part of the plan.Although Saudi and Palestinian administrations denied that the plan was addressed in the Abbas-Salman meeting, it is already being discussed in the Arab world.Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war. It later annexed it, declaring the whole of the city as its capital, a move not recognized internationally.Video: Erdoğan: Jerusalem is the red line of MuslimsTrump’s intention to move Israel embassyPalestinian sources say Trump “informed the president on his intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” in a phone call with President Abbas on Tuesday.After Abbas, Trump also spoke with Jordanian King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone.A statement made by Jordan’s palace stated that King Abdullah warned Trump that taking a decision outside the framework of the United Nations would have “dangerous repercussions for the stability and security of the region.”Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said in the aftermath of the Trump-Netanhayu meeting that his “impression is that the President [Trump] will recognize Jerusalem” as the Israeli capital.Declaring Jerusalem as Israeli capital would plunge world into fire: Turkish gov't spoxUS to the sworn enemy of the Arab worldTrump’s step to move the embassy to Jerusalem will cause a huge reaction in the Arab world, according to the Palestinian media.Rassem Obaidat, a Palestinian journalist known for his close relations with the Fatah movement, said the U.S. move is “a declaration of war on the Palestinian people.”He said this step will deepen “hostile” attitude the United States has regarding the fundamental rights of the Palestinians.Talal Awkal, a columnist at Al Ayyam, a newspaper close to Fatah, wrote that if such a step is taken “the United States will revert to its position as the sworn enemy of the Palestinians, and the Arab and Muslim world”.‘US role to end’Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Zakaria al-Agha said in a statement that if such step is taken by the U.S., this will mean “declaring war on the Arab and Muslim world.” Al-Agha stated that it will also mean the termination of the peace process and the end of the U.S. role in the settlement of the Arab-Israel conflict.Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war. It later annexed it, declaring the whole of the city as its capital, a move not recognized internationally.Jerusalem is sacred to both Muslims and Jews, as it includes sites known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (The Noble Sanctuary), al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the rock, as well as an ancient Jewish temple.Ex-Israeli diplomats warn US on Jerusalem statusPalestinian envoy says US recognition of Jerusalem is 'declaring war'Trump's Jerusalem plans ‘reckless and dangerous’