After Trump's Israel Move, a Call for an Uprising
Meanwhile, US allies are speaking out
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2017 9:36 AM CST

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described the move as a "reward to Israel" that encourages "continued occupation" of Palestinian sites. He's set to meet Thursday with Jordan's King Abdullah II, who also opposed the move, possibly to "coordinate a response," per USA Today.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was perhaps most direct in his criticism of Trump. "Political leaders do not stir things up, they seek to make peace!" he said, per the Times of Israel, claiming Trump has thrown the Middle East into a "ring of fire."
  • The UK, France, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates have also condemned Trump's decision, the Guardian reports. Saudi Arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible," while Russia's foreign ministry said the recognition risked "dangerous and uncontrollable consequences."
  • That won't come as a surprise to the US. Reuters reports a State Department memo sent to US officials in Tel Aviv asks that Israeli officials "restrain" their response to the news in expectation of "resistance … in the Middle East and around the world."

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