Muslim bodies slam US policy shift on Jerusalem Dec 08, 2017 0 55 12345 IANSNew DelhiA number of prominent Muslim organisations, including the Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), on Thursday condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and said the move will hamper a"comprehensive resolution"of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. JIH Vice President T Arif Ali said the Trump administration's decision was"a clear violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions, especially United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 478 of 1980"."We are deeply concerned and deplore the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and shift the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,"he said. "It would destabilise the region, create conflict, offend religious sensibilities of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims and delay a just and comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,"Ali said. Condemning the US decision, JUH General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani termed it"highly provocative"."This move will not only create unrest in the region but in entire Muslim community across the world. The US has not only ignored the international law but also ignored the international apprehensions on the issue. This move has also subverted the efforts to usher in peace in the region,"Madani said. "We also exhort the United Nations to convene an urgent meeting on the issue and protect the interest of the Palestinians, in keeping with its past rulings and conventions,"he added. Madani also exhorted the Arab world to"review"their diplomatic relations with the Unites States. All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat President Naved Hamid said this"misadventure"by the US President Donald Trump needed to be condemned in the strongest words. "The US is playing a dangerous game that would lead to unrest not just in the Middle East and West Asia but across the world. Being the place of the third holiest shrine of the Muslims -- Masjid Al-Aqsa -- Jerusalem holds a special sentimental value for the community,"Hamid said. On Wednesday, President Trump government recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said it would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The US would be the first and the only country so far in the world to do so. Several past US Presidents insisted that the status of Jerusalem -- home to sites holy to the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions -- must be decided through negotiations between the two sides. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused held Dec 08, 2017 0 57 Kin of missing TN fishermen demand intensified search Dec 08, 2017 0 40 Kerala cyclone death toll hits 36 as 96 fishermen are still missing Dec 08, 2017 0 67 Congress suspends Aiyar from party over Modi 'neech' remark IANS New Delhi In a damage-control move, the Congress on Thursday night suspended senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from its primary membership and slapped a show cause notice on him for his"neech"remark against .. Govt stand over Jerusalem shows servility, says CPI-M IANS New Delhi The Indian government's refusal to denounce the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital"shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime"to Washington, the CPI-M said on .. RJD accepts Rahul's leadership to dislodge Modi govt, says Lalu IANS New Delhi RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said his party has"certainly"accepted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and will try to get all non-NDA parties together under the Congress banner to defeat Modi government ..