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UK disagrees with US: Jerusalem should be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states

Friday, December 8th 2017 - 01:10 UTC
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In line with relevant Security Council Resolutions, we regard East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, PM Theresa May said. In line with relevant Security Council Resolutions, we regard East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, PM Theresa May said.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said Great Britain disagrees with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, as the Israeli capital, and underlines that Jerusalem should be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states. She added that the UK embassy to Israel is based in Tel Aviv and there are no plans to move it.

 PM Theresa May made the following statement on the issue:

“We disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement. We believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region. The British Embassy to Israel is based in Tel Aviv and we have no plans to move it.

”Our position on the status of Jerusalem is clear and long-standing: it should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states. In line with relevant Security Council Resolutions, we regard East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

“We share President Trump’s desire to bring an end to this conflict. We welcome his commitment today to a two-state solution negotiated between the parties, and note the importance of his clear acknowledgement that the final status of Jerusalem, including the sovereign boundaries within the city, must be subject to negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

”We encourage the US Administration to now bring forward detailed proposals for an Israel-Palestinian settlement. To have the best chances of success, the peace process must be conducted in an atmosphere free from violence. We call on all parties to work together to maintain calm”.

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  • Clyde15

    You would not happen to be a Jewish American perchance?
    Actually it would be rather nice if the USA told us to eff-off.
    Just think how our world standing would increase not being tied to a nut-job hell bent on starting WW3.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 12:21 pm +3
  • bushpilot

    I'll bet there is actually a significant portion of the American people who are in agreement with PM May.

    And there is no way the UK is insignicant to the US.

    Trump is just quietly saying that peace process isn't doing anything.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 02:38 am +2
  • ElaineB

    Didn't we witness Trump having a mini-stroke during his over-excitement at his Hanukkah gift to his daughter and son-in-law? I am guessing it was the reward for Jared not turning on him and blabbing about the dodgy dealings with Russia. The funniest comment from Trump was that he is going to 'prove' that he is not suffering from dementia. Haha! I think an independent assessment would prove he is, along with a number of serious personality disorders.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 12:29 pm +2
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