December 7, 2017
Following the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump to move the country’s Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and recognise it as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to confront him, arguing Jerusalem must be shared between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Prime Minister made her remarks on Wednesday afternoon at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, saying she was “intending to speak to President Trump about this matter but our position has not changed.”
Mrs May added: “The status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Jerusalem should ultimately form a shared capital between the Israeli and Palestinian states.”
The statement from the Prime Minister could prolong the diplomatic row that began last week when the U.S. President shared several tweets purporting to show acts of violence committed by Muslims in Europe and the Middle East.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:35 am