Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi says Indonesia is deeply concerned about the actions of US President Donald Trump who acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
According to him, a change in the status of Jerusalem will endanger the Palestinian-Israeli peace process that has been continuously pursued.
"Any change in the status of Jerusalem will jeopardize the peace process and peace itself. I also mentioned that the government and the policy of the United States are needed in the Palestinian issue, "Foreign Minister Retno said.
P US resident Donald Trump on Wednesday (6/12) finally officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the effort the transfer of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the Capital immediately.
The United States actually authorized the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995, and required the American government to move its embassy to Jerusalem. But the beleid passed in the era of President Bill Clinton is always delayed by every president of America for fear that action will destroy the peace process and expand the conflict.
Arab leaders, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan , has warned that a change of status over Jerusalem could be fatal.
Chairman of the Indonesia-Palestine Friendship Initiative, Din Syamsuddin, also regretted the attitude of the president of the United States. He thinks this is the real issue of Jerusalem that matters in the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jerusalem, Din says, should not be monopolized by a country. Trump's move acknowledges Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to Din, it will only aggravate the situation and keep the conflict resolution between Palestinian-Israeli
"The world including the Islamic world is very moderate to support the two-state (Palestinian-Israeli) solution to coexistence peace. But it has not been realized because of the problem of the capital, then the realistic Jerusalem divided to two countries. In the eastern part it is Palestine and the western part for Israel, "said Din Syamsudin.
The second option is to abandon Jerusalem and become an international city, a holy city of three religions and not a political capital, Din Syamsudin added.
Din Syamsuddin claimed that radicalization in the Islamic world was partly triggered by the non-completion of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Moreover, continued Din, if there is a global injustice displayed by major countries such as the United States.
"That is what drives radicalization in the Islamic world. That will be troublesome, moderate circles of the Islamic world will be a hassle if radicalization strengthens only because of the injustice in settling the issue of Israel-Palestine, "said Din Syamsuddin.
Jerusalem itself is actually under international law since Israel annexed the holy city the three religions were in 1967. But unilaterally the Zionist state claimed Jerusalem or Al-Quds in Arabic, as their eternal capital and could not be shared with the Palestinians.
This claim was made by the basic Law of Jerusalem authorized by the Knesset (parliament Israel) in 1980.
Palestine has been demanding independence over the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital.