Trump Urge Saudi Arabia Allow Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

President Donald Trump has ordered officials to urge Saudi Arabia to allow fuel, food and medicine to be delivered to Yemen.

In a brief statement Wednesday (6/12), Trump said, "This must be immediately "

The Saudi-led coalition launched a ground and air attack to remove the Houthi rebels from Yemen.

Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade on all Yemeni ports last month after the Houthi rebels fired a missiles near Ryadh.

The blockade has been loosened to allow some humanitarian aid into Yemen, but Saudi Arabia tightened restrictions on commercial shipments resulting in a severe fuel shortage.

Fuel shortages mean generators used to pump drinking water, operate the hospital, and cook food not working. [ds]

Trump Acknowledges Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

"Today we finally concede the obvious: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel This recognition is a reality This is the right thing to do."

Thus the statement of President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday afternoon (6/12) when he officially recognized that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel in his 10-minute speech.

Further Trump ordered the State Department to prepare to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"That is why it fits The US Embassy Act in Jerusalem, I ordered the State Department to begin preparing to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.This will soon begin the process of hiring architects, engineering experts and planners so that the new embassy, ​​when completed later, will be a tribute overwhelming peace. "

Israeli PM Welcomes Trump Announcement [19659002] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes this announcement and repeatedly thanks President Trump.

"President Trump, thank you for today's historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Jewish People and the Jewish State will always be grateful. "

The King Abdullah Criticism of Trump Announcement

The opposite statement has been conveyed by some Arab leaders who have criticized this recognition plan for the first time Jordan's King Abdullah in charge of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, said earlier "there is no alternative to a two-state solution and Jerusalem is key to any peace agreement." He added that he had "re-emphasized his concern" about the policy to President Trump.

The Congress Has Expressed The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

Trump's decision was actually an affirmation of the enactment of the Jerusalem Embassy Act issued on October 23, 1995 passed to start and fund the relocation of the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and withhold 50% of budget allocated to Departe overseas for "the acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad." But given the position of Jerusalem that has always been at the center of the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, and has been a strategic indicator of peace talks between the two sides; then previous American presidents every six months issue a kind of "waiver" or a decision to "delay" the enactment of the law. Trump takes a completely different approach.

"But for more than 20 years, every previous American president has always issued a" policy to postpone "the enactment of the law, refusing to move the American embassy to Jerusalem or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The presidents issued the policy with the conviction that delaying recognizing Jerusalem would encourage the achievement of peace Some people say they are less brave but they make the best decisions based on the facts they understand at that time.However, history noted.After delaying the enactment of the law, over the past 20 years, we have not reached a lasting peace agreement between Israel and Palestine It is foolish to assume that repeating the same formula as now will yield different or better results, so I stipulate that it is time to (19459007)

Observer: This Confession Is More to Fulfill Campaign Promises

According to an observer of international relations, Prof. Hikmahanto Juwana, this recognition is actually more an attempt to fulfill the promise of the Trump campaign and not to achieve peace in the region; as well as an effort to underline the main policy "America First" which he has been echoing.

"I think there are two fundamental reasons for Trump: this is the promise of his campaign and he wants to do it, and shows that Jewish lobby in America can influence The Congress has requested that the American Embassy in Tel Aviv be transferred to Jerusalem but by most previous presidents has always been sidelined on the basis of this will spark conflict and disrupt international peace.We know that this Trump is somewhat different from the president- the American president had known precisely that America's position was no longer self-centered but global too, but by Trump the issue was regarded as "American sovereignty" and did not need to rule out what Congress asked the president and did not think about the consequences reminded by many world leaders if America acknowledges or removes the American embassy from Tel Aviv. "

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has repeatedly pledged to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And although a number of American officials, including key figures such as Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, have repeatedly reminded of the potential for emerging conflicts in the region and the loss of American neutrality in resolving the old conflict, Trump seems to think otherwise. [19659002] Jerusalem, the Sacred Location of the Three World Religions

Jerusalem is an important factor in any Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations not only because the two sides desperately want the old city to be their capital; but also because Jerusalem is a holy place for three religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Every step that is assumed to attempt to claim the city for one party, always triggers violence in Israel and Palestine, as well as in other Muslim-majority countries.

Many parties consider Trump's decision taken today to be an indication of major changes in external policy country of America. [em/al]

Rejection Continues to Appear While Trump Prepares to Acknowledge Jerusalem's Capital of Israel

President Donald Trump will announce America recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begins the process of transferring embassies from Tel Aviv, a development that attracts negative reactions from most of the world.

Arab and Muslim countries warned such controversial moves could trigger tensions in the region and destroying US efforts to reach an Arab-Israeli peace deal. Palestinians called for three days of "Anger" to protest against President Trump's plan.

Pope Francis expressed "deep concern" about the move, while Turkey called for a meeting of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to coordinate the response.

Iran called the move "" wrong, illegitimate, provocative and very dangerous. "

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mention the issue in his public appearance Wednesday (6/12).

The Trump Administration defensively defended the move, saying that the president only recognizing what he calls historical and modern reality. The move also embodies a campaign promise supported by evangelical and Jewish Christians.

Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the United States considers there is still "an excellent opportunity for peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Speaking in Brussels, Tillerson said Trump "is deeply committed to the Middle East peace process, he has a team, the team is working very diligently." America's top diplomat urged to "listen carefully to the whole" Trump's speech.

White House officials who briefed journalists about the announcement said Trump would say he acknowledged that Jerusalem was not only the capital of the Jews but also where the Israeli government has since the establishment of modern Israel in 1948.

The official said the president will order the State Department to begin making plans to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv. They said the process would take years, to get a location, fund, and build a new building.

Before that was done, Trump would still sign the relocation delay.

Trump on Tuesday (5/12) calls Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and at least three other regional leaders to explain his decision.

The White House statement said Trump has reaffirmed its commitment to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the importance of supporting the talks. Under the law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1995, the embassy must be moved to Jerusalem unless the president signs a six-month postponement letter stating that such a move would threaten America's national security. Every president since Clinton signed it, including Trump.

Dennis Ross, who plays the American representative in the Middle East peace process under three presidents and cooperates with Israel and the Palestinians to reach the Interim Agreement in 1995, said Tuesday that Trump appears to be providing huge room for Israel and Arabs to maneuver in a newly changing environment. Officials in Washington have expressed concerns over potential anger against Israeli and American interests in the region.

The American Consulate on Wednesday banned American government officials and their families from traveling privately to the Old City and the West Bank, including Bethlehem and Jericho, in the middle the rise of calls for demonstrations.

American embassies around the world have also been ordered to improve security. [my/jm]

Trump Will Announce the Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

President Donald Trump plans to announce that America recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel today, and will move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The decision is likely to shock the Arab world , but the White House says Trump simply acknowledges the reality of history and the present.

Trump has called five Middle Eastern leaders to give a brief explanation of the decision – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Jordanian King Abdullah, Egyptian President Abdel -Fattah el-Sissi and Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

The White House statement did not provide details of the talks and said only "the leaders also discussed the possibility of a decision on Jerusalem." Added, Trump reaffirms his commitment to advance the negotiations Palestinian Israeli peace and the importance of supporting the negotiations.

Pa the White House official said late Tuesday that Trump not only recognized Jerusalem as a historic capital for Jews but also the seat of Israeli government, since the founding of modern Israel in 1948. [ds]