Monday, 11 December 2017

Protest over Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem’s Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017. Abbas said the United States can no longer play the role of peace broker after Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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The confrontations took place as a meeting of the UN security council was called for Friday to discuss Trump’s decision, condemnation of which continues to mount across the Middle East and internationally.

Protestors shouts slogans against US President Donald J. Trump and burn Israeli flag during a protest against the Israel in Cairo, Egypt

Protesters chant slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against the US and Israel in front of the US consulate in Istanbul on December 6, 2017. Hundreds of people staged a protest outside the US consulate in Istanbul angrily denouncing the US president's move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Around 1,500 people gathered outside the well-protected compound close to the Bosphorus which was sealed off by police with barricades, an AFP correspondent said. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

Around 1,500 people turned up outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul which was protected by police

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Major U.S. allies came out against Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. and broad international policy on Jerusalem

epa06372167 Protestors shouts slogans against US President Donald Trump as they hold Palestinian and Turkish flags during a protest against the Israel in front of US Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, 06 December 2017. Earlier on the same day, US President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

In Southeast Asia, the leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia denounced Trump’s action.

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Iran ‘seriously condemns’ Trump’s move as it violates U.N. resolutions on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, state media reported. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said earlier in the day that the United States was trying to destabilize the region and start a war to protect Israel’s security.

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Protesters burn a picture of US President Donald Trump at a protest following his announcement that he has recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Deep anxiety across the Jerusalem divide over Trump’s actions

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