3 Sep 2019

Arab states reject Nauru recognition of Jerusalem

4:47 pm on 3 September 2019

The Arab Parliament has urged Nauru to reconsider its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Western Wall and Rock of the Dome in Jerusalem, Israel

Photo: 123RF

The switch from Tel Aviv was announced last month by Nauru and follows a controversial 2017 decision by US President Donald Trump.

The Arab Parliament, which represents 22-member states, on Monday rejected the move as a violation of international law.

Xinhua reports Speaker Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami calling on Nauru to respect UN resolutions on the legal status of East Jerusalem.

Palestinian officials have also condemned Nauru's decision.

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