Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 18, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker/Files
CAIRO – 7 December 2017: Amnesty International has described American President Donald Trump's decision of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Wednesday night as a "reckless" decision.
In a tweet on its official account, the organization stated that "recognition of a unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would be a reckless decision showing disregard for international law and Palestinian rights."
On Wednesday night, United States President Donald Trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a televised speech from the White House.
"It is the headquarters of many government ministries. For many years, visiting American diplomats met their Israeli counterparts in Jerusalem… It is now the heart of one of the most successful democracies in the world," Trump stated.
Majority of the world leaders refused to acknowledge trump’s decision including Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Britain, France, Canada, Morocco and Germany. “We refuse Trump’s decision. It’s unilateral and unfortunate decision which undermines the peace process.” Most of the leaders unanimously agreed.