UN, EU, Pope criticize Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

Source: New York Times

“Pope Francis said, ‘I cannot remain silent.’ The United Nations secretary general spoke of his ‘great anxiety.’ The European Union expressed ‘serious concern.’ American allies like Britain, France, Germany and Italy all declared it a mistake. A chorus of international leaders criticized the Trump administration’s decision on Wednesday to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a dangerous disruption that contravenes several United Nations resolutions and could inflame one of the world’s thorniest conflicts. … Critics of the announcement said the change in policy removed any pretense that the United States is a neutral broker for peace. Palestinians and other Arabs in the region already view the Trump administration as leaning toward Israel’s right-wing government. The change in American policy ‘destroys the peace process,’ said the Palestinian prime minister, Rami Hamdallah.” (12/06/17)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/world/europe/trump-jerusalem-pope.html