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The OIC held an emergency summit in Istanbul after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel

Islamic Cooperation Summit: U.S. Jerusalem Declaration ‘Desertion’ of Peace Broker Role

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency summit called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Tuesday. The meeting produced a resolution calling for the United States to rescind its formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and vaguely threatened “political and economic restrictions” against countries, presumably including the U.S., which defy the OIC’s demands.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Foreign Minister on Jerusalem: ‘Some Countries Are Very Timid of the U.S.’

The government of Turkey is staking out a hardline position against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the United States a “partner in bloodshed” with Israel, which he denounced as a “child-murderer state.” On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu needled Arab states for their “very weak responses” on Jerusalem.

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil looks on as he addresses a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu following their meeting in Ankara on November 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese Foreign Minister Calls for Sanctions Against U.S. over Jerusalem

Speaking from a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called for “pre-emptive measures” against the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He said this should begin with “diplomatic measures” and then proceed to “political, then economic and financial sanctions” against the United States.

Russia's president Vladimir Putin gives a press conference with Turkish Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) in Istanbul on December 3, 2012, as part of Putin's trip focused on resolving sharp differences over the near 21-month conflict raging in Syria. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia, Turkey Unite to Condemn Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has joined his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in rebuking America’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying the move has made the United States a “partner in bloodshed.”

France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe speaks during a press conference with his Moroccan counterpart Saad-Eddine El Othmani, in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Philippe is in Morocco to try to reinvigorate trade with the North African kingdom, as the former French protectorate increasingly positions itself as an economic pillar of Africa.(AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

French Prime Minister: Anti-Semitism In France Is ‘Ancient Hate’ With ‘New Masks’

TEL AVIV – In the wake of attacks against European Jews following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday condemned “well-rooted” anti-semitism in his own country, adding that “the ideology of hate” was “alive” and causing French Jews to immigrate to Israel out of fear.

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Netanyahu Slams European ‘Hypocrisy’ On Trump’s Jerusalem Move

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed European “hypocrisy” and “double standards,” saying EU leaders were quick to condemn President Donald Trump for his recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital but remained silent in the face of retaliatory rocket attacks into Israel from Gaza.