Arab League Chief Warns Trump: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital Will Lead to Violence

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit speaks during a press conference after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, April 24, 2010. Egypt's visiting foreign minister says Israeli accusations that the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has acquired Scud missiles were a lie. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
AP/Hussein Malla

The Times of Israel reports: The Arab League chief said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy Jared Kushner told the Saban Forum on Sunday the president is close to a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It is unfortunate that some are insisting on carrying out this step without any regard to the dangers it carries to the stability of the Middle East and the whole world,” Ahmed Abul Gheit, head of the Arab League, told reporters in Cairo on Sunday.

“Nothing justifies this act… it will not serve peace or stability, instead it will nourish fanaticism and violence,” Abul Gheit said.

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