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Al Quds/Jérusalem: international press coverage of his Majesty's letter to the US President

Thursday, 07 December 2017

The letter of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, as Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, to US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 was unanimously welcomed and relayed by the international media. Mr Trump, unlike the former US presidents had avoided the question of Jerusalem , given the complexity and danger of such a decision, Mr. Trump announced Jerusalem capital of Israel on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 .

In his letter to Mr Trump, His Majesty the King Wrote “ I should like to express my deep concern and that of Arab and Muslim countries following the persistent news of your Administration's intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the United States' Embassy to that city. I am sure you are aware, Mr. President, of the paramount importance of the city of Jerusalem, not only to the parties to the conflict, but also to the followers of the three revealed religions. With its unique religious character, historical identity and special political symbolism, the city of Jerusalem should remain a land as well as a symbol of coexistence and tolerance among all people ».

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