Ethiopian News, Current Affairs and Opinion Forum
Senior Member
Posts: 11322
Joined: 26 Feb 2016, 13:04

ምስላ ናይ ጽሩይ ትግርኛ-አርትራ፥ ፈታዊ ከብዱ'ስ ኣይቕበርን ዓዱ!፡ If U Love Ur Stomach Then U Won't Be Buried In UR Country!! 12 African Countries That Love Their Stomach Backstabb Palestine! Tplf Sold Out Ethiopia Again!!

Post by tarik » 17 May 2018, 00:04


Twelve African countries joined U.S. opening of embassy in Jerusalem
Twelve African countries joined U.S. opening of embassy in Jerusalem

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban 15/05 - 10:37

A dozen African countries were present for the United States’ controversial relocation of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Isreali news portal Haaretz reported.

The ceremony was held on Monday with adviser and daughter of president Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, in attendance. It comes about five months after Trump took the decision which was widely condemned by the United Nations and allies of the U.S.

Some of the countries in question had voted against the move in December 2017. Interestingly, the only African country that voted along with the resolution, Togo, was absent.

The twelve countries were: Angola, Cameroon, Congo Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

Of the twelve, Rwanda, Cameroon, South Sudan abstained in the December 2017 vote whiles the remaining nine voted against the U.S.

The opening of the embassy reignited protests by Palestinians on the Gaza border whiles a heavy Israeli security clampdown led to scores of deaths with thousands injured. South Africa has since withdrawn its ambassador in protest to the crackdown.

Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they hope to establish in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern sector it captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in a move that is not recognised internationally, as its “eternal and indivisible capital”.

Most countries say the status of Jerusalem, a sacred city to Jews, Muslims and Christians – should be determined in a final peace settlement and that moving their embassies now would prejudge any such deal.

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

On December 6, 2017; Trump officially announced that the U.S. formally recognised the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that plans were afoot for their embassy be moved.

World leaders slammed the move calling it a setback for peace efforts between Israel and Palestine and a security risk to the larger Middle East region. The European Union, the United Nations and African Union have all expressed worry over Trump’s move.

The move provoked series of anti-American protests across the Muslim world. Deadly clashes erupted between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. Somalia, Djibouti, Egypt and other African countries expressed their condemnation.
You may also like

Ethiopia meeting diffuses tension over dam project, leaders to meet every 6 months
55 minutes ago
Can Miguna Miguna be appointed Deputy Governor of Kenya's capital?
1 hour ago
Kenya's president signs cybercrimes law opposed by media rights groups
1 hour ago
From the same country

Israel abandons plan to forcibly deport African migrants
25/04 - 13:13
Israel to free some 200 African migrants awaiting deportation
16/04 - 09:25
Israel flip-flops on transfer of African migrants to western countries
03/04 - 11:11
View more

More About

Africa Israel USA Jerusalem diplomatic crisis Israeli-Palestinian conflict

On the same subject