Muslims Must Oppose Jerusalem: Malaysia


    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says Muslims everywhere should strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Prime Minister also said Muslims in every part of the world must come united on this issue of Jerusalem being recognised as Israel’s capital by Trump’s administration.

    Trump the President of United States has recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and has asked US embassy to move in. This move has attracted lot of flak from all middle east countries and countries with sizeable Muslim population. Jerusalem has long being a controversial topic between Israel and Palestine and such move by Trump was bound to attract criticism.

    Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak said ‘ I call on all Muslims across the world to let your voices be heard, make it clear that we strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital for all time,” Najib said in his speech at an annual gathering of the ruling party in Kuala Lumpur.

    Even few white house officials were a bit skeptical about this decision from POTUS. They believe this decision has hurt the peace process between Palestine and Israel and could further deteriorate situation in that part of the world.

    According to  CNN  the two officials called it temporary derailment in the peace process between Israel and Palestine they said

    We’re prepared for derailment — temporary, I hope. Pretty sure it will be temporary,” said a senior White House official, who acknowledged that the President’s peace team has not spoken with furious Palestinian officials since the Trump’s announcement.
    That “derailment” was a cost the White House was prepared to accept to fulfill Trump’s campaign promise. And two senior White House officials said they felt making the announcement now — before Israelis and Palestinians have reached the negotiating table — would help mitigate the damage to the peace process