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Egypt minster calls for opening Arab embassies in Palestine’s Jerusalem

Demonstrations in Gaza against US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US will officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital City on 6 December 2017

Mohamed Al-Ghoul, deputy chairman of the Egyptian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, called on all Arab nationals, including his own, to issue laws to recognise the State of Palestine and to set up embassies in its capital, Jerusalem.

His calls came after US President Donald Trump announced that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and move its embassy there in a move that Al-Ghoul said did not come as a surprise.

In a statement issued yesterday, Al-Ghoul added President Trump is responsible for the uproar and rage on the Arab streets, as well as any resulting harm or damage to American establishments in Arab and Muslim world.

“America has proven it is not neutral in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and has revealed its complete bias in favour of the Israelis. We must stop looking at the US as a neutral party to resolve the conflict. It would be more honourable for the US, if it has any honour left, to sit on the Israeli side of the table in any future negotiations.”

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  • Goofy

    The “peace process” has been a scam all along, and from that perspective Trump’s decision is an honest move. What may be surprising to a European is the fact that the Palestinian people and nation enjoy so little support from the Arab world.

  • evader2014

    Yes, get moving. Stop believeing the lies that the US is an “honest broker.” Forget the US, it’s dead.

  • hvaiallverden

    Nonsense from the Egyptian Creeps, they will never, ever do anything that is against whatever insane whims and wishes the ISISraeli Gov have, so, this eh….. bullshit talk is just that, they know its burning under their feets, and tries to make some menses.
    I just got nauseated, and Egypt is ISISrael butt buddies, and is run by an Shepardic Jew where His father was an Shin Beit ( ISISrael terror org) member.
    Egypt is an ISISraeli, vassal state, like the Imperial Banana Repobulic UssA.

    This bullshit can be filed under the big box called Political manure, solid as an bras fart.
    Nothing else.

    peace

    • Uuta

      You want peace? Make it within yourself first.
      You are ranting in your comment, that is not peace.

      Egypt does not want the US to put their embassy, or proclaim that Jerusalem, al-Quds, is the capital of Israel. Read the article. It was the Egyptian representative at the UN Human Rights Council who was asking for other Arab countries to put their Palestinian embassies into Jerusalem (eastern, I presume). And it was the EGyptian representative and Abdel Fatah es-Sisi who were telling Trump NOT to do this.

      Peace starts at home. And in journal comments.

      • Shafiq Rahman

        Uuta, don’t worry this guy hvaiallverden is a brainwashed ISIS salafist product of Aljazeera Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat E Islamist, he is parroting their brainwashed regressive racist deluded politics that parrots Sisi is Related to the Zionist 24/7, basically this guy “hvaiallverden” is a paranoid schizophrenic by product of the salafist ISIS Propaganda, They don’t like the Current Secular Muslim Leader that is in Power Now which is Sisi, They Prefer their ISIS Salafist Muslim Brotherhood Leader in Power, Which is Mohhamed Morsi !

        Ignore these brainwashed Ignorant ISIS Political Deluded Mental Nut job Regressive’s !

        • H Mokhbat

          Sissi is just a coward he will only go after his own people who refused him in the first place. I don’t know whether you are Muslim or not? Because Your name sound like one, but in faith you are one. May Allah gather you with Sissi and the seculars in the hereafter.

  • mohammad_allam

    Against this move of USA,Arab world must break diplomatic relation with USA and open their embassies in Palestinian held region.Also station 4 military alliance army in Jordan and Syria.

    • abu antar

      4? why only 4? why not 20! Have you “consulted” your brilliant idea with Jordan?There are already at least 4 armies in Syria.. When Hamas or mohammad_allam insinuate the need for rivers of blood, the only blood flowing is from the knives we Arabs put to each other’s throat.

      • karenaudreytodd

        This is a total win for the Palestinians!

        Israel get’s it’s Single State they have been whining about for so long, but the rest of the World, the USA included, is now going to say that Israel must give the Palestinians equal status as citizens or we shall all just embargo Israel and let them deal with a unified Islam on their own.

        You see, a single state Israel in 2017 means a united Israel whether they like it or not because it’s not 1973 anymore, times have changed.

        The Zionists are screwed and they don’t even realize it yet.

  • charles soltau

    Shafiq It is great to hear someone say we need peace. I thought Islam was a religion of peace but it seems to have been forgotten. There has been none since the beginning. If the Arabs had succeeded in 1948 there would be no Palestinians, they would have divided it between themselves. The UN created 2 states in 1947, Arab and Jewish but we only got 1. Golda Meir offered the Arab nations Israel’s return to original borders if they recognize Israel and make peace. You know their answer and the Palestinian pay the price by dying for the Arab world. If you do something the same way over and over but it fails every time, do you believe doing it again will succeed. We have now changed the formula. Now add a deadline and if they haven’t agreed by then what is agreed is it and the points not agreed will go to the world court and their ruling is binding by both. This will not take 70 years.

  • H Mokhbat

    Don’t you worry Sissy is going to sack the minister for threatening to put an Egyptian Embassy in Jerusalem, as you all know that the Sissy is the prostitute of Israel.

  • karenaudreytodd

    This is a total win for the Palestinians!

    Israel get’s it’s Single State they have been whining about for so long, but the rest of the World, the USA included, is now going to say that Israel must give the Palestinians equal status as citizens or we shall all just embargo Israel and let them deal with a unified Islam on their own.

    You see, a single state Israel in 2017 means a united Israel whether they like it or not because it’s not 1973 anymore, times have changed.

    The Zionists are screwed and they don’t even realize it yet. The World will not stand for a Nation that does not separate religion and state.

    Of course Israel will then rightly say that if Islam is going to force them to separate religion and state that Islamic nations must then do the same.

    So you all have a choice, you can both learn to get along and take part in the World, or you can both be cut off from the rest of the World and blow each other to bits.

    Personally I think it best for all if we all just get along and treat each other with respect regardless of our differences. That would definitely be a big win for the Palestinians.