Demonstrators shout slogans during protests against the U.S. declaration to move its embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize the city as the capital of Israel December 6, 2017 - REUTERS Demonstrators shout slogans during protests against the U.S. declaration to move its embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize the city as the capital of Israel December 6, 2017 - REUTERS

Protest in Bern against Trump’s Jerusalem move

By: MENA
Sun, Feb. 4, 2018
GENEVA - 4 February 2018: Hundreds of people demonstrated in Bern Sunday against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there, the rally was peaceful.

The Swissinfo website reported on Sunday that the protesters carried banners through the center of the Swiss capital calling for the respect of international law rather than the law of the strongest, the Swissinfo website reported on Sunday.

In a press release at the end of the demonstration, organizers called on the Federal Council (the Swiss cabinet) to officially recognize Palestine as a state; they also demanded an end to Swiss-Israeli military cooperation and imported products from occupied territories.

The rally was organized by several Palestinian associations and the Swiss-Palestinian society.

President Donald Trump announced at the beginning of December that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, contrary to international conventions.

At the end of 2017, a majority of UN member states including Switzerland called on the U.S. government in a resolution to withdraw the decision.
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