World Bulletin / News Desk
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani urged on Thursday the establishment of an Arab Islamic mechanism to fight against the U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Speaking to Doha-based Al Jazeera news channel, al-Thani said that collective steps should be taken to discourage the U.S. from its decision on Jerusalem.
He called for forming an Arab Islamic mechanism to combat this decision.
The top diplomat of the Gulf state also voiced hopes that the Arab countries and the Islamic world would turn into taking concrete steps from condemning the U.S. stance.
He underlined that the decision would directly affect the Palestinian cause and the future of the region.
Al Thani emphasized that the cause of Jerusalem is not only an issue of the Palestinian people but also of the whole Islamic nation.
This is an issue that is concerned with the governments and leaders as well as the people, according to Qatar’s FM.
Despite widespread international opposition,Trump on Wednesday announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
According to Trump, the U.S. State Department has been told to begin preparations for relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The dramatic shift in Washington’s Jerusalem policy triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and other Muslim countries.
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- now occupied by Israel -- might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
Holt, a 26-year-old Mormon missionary from Utah, had traveled to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry Thamara, whom he had met on the internet.
Parliament will convene on Monday to vote on annulling the election results amid fraud allegations
Abbas, 82, was taken to hospital last week after suffering a fever
The strike over a hike in diesel prices has caused widespread fuel shortages that have shut down urban transportation systems, crippled industries and sent prices of food and fuel soaring.
The latest conciliatory declarations capped a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship on the Korean Peninsula that had sent tensions soaring.
This is first election after deal with FARC rebels to end decades-long insurgency in country
Trump, in a tweet, did not identify Holt by name but Utah Senator Orrin Hatch confirmed that the Utah resident had been freed.
Platini was banned from all football-related activities, later reduced on appeal to four years, by FIFA following a $2 million payment he received from the body in 2011 for work he did a decade earlier, with no contract to show for the deal.
The airstrike was believed to have been carried out by a U.S.-led coalition warplane
Video shows desecration with bacon, ‘bodily fluids’
South Korea's presidential office celebrates possible resurrection of Trump-Kim summit
For 9th Friday in row, Palestinians demonstrate near Gaza-Israel security fence despite risk of violent Israeli response
Baghdad says strikes are pre-approved by regime in Damascus