Palestinians’ Abbas: US Embassy Move Would Hurt Peace

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, attends the inauguration ceremony of the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See at the Vatican, Jan. 14, 2017.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, attends the inauguration ceremony of the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See at the Vatican, Jan. 14, 2017.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Saturday that moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises, would “not help the peace process.”

The controversial promise would be a break with previous U.S. policy, as well as with most the international community, over the status of Jerusalem – the city that both Israel and Palestine claim as their capital.

“We cannot say anything yet because it has not happened, but if this does happen it will not help the peace process,” Abbas told reporters in Arabic in Rome, following a visit with Pope Francis.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.