By Izhar Hussain.
The recent announcement of President Donald Trump has once again proved to be spark in the tinderbox. He formally declared that Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This decision of Washington has cut the aspirations of already downtrodden Palestinians to the size. The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has officially announced that Palestinians will no longer accept the US as a mediator in the Middle East peace process following Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“Donald Trump could be better fathomed out by the recent book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump in which 27 Psychiatrists and mental experts have assessed him and warned about his psychological instability”
This decision is not only violation of International law but also blatant breach of United Nations Security Council resolutions i.e. 242 and 338.”Might is always right ” serves good maxim here. Washington’s this desire of Jerusalem is not new. Trump just broke the ice. The status of Jerusalem been under limelight in US Congress since 1995 during the era of President Bill Clinton. Since then all US presidents shunned the recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, as they knew gravity of this decision and possible repercussions. Meanwhile, quirky and confrontational President Trump was in his elements during his speech of status of Jerusalem. This kind of infuriating decision was not new for him. As world has seen him how he backed out from Paris Agreement of Climate Change, his knee-jerk response on the inception of Qatar Blockade, his penchant for Tweeter that resulted in further exacerbation of North Korean missile crisis.
“this decision should be provocative enough to stir Islamic world particularly Oil-rich gulf states into action”
This petulant and brusque demeanor of Donald Trump could be better fathomed out by the recent book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump”. In this book 27 Psychiatrists and mental experts have assessed him and warned about his psychological instability and dangers it poses.
To conclude, it is time world leaders especially one at the helm of United Nations Security Council took pragmatic steps against Washington’s unbridled actions and moves rather than lip-service. And this decision should be provocative enough to stir Islamic world particularly Oil-rich gulf states into action instead of mere adding their voices into chorus of condemnation. Otherwise, time is not far when Netanyahu Government would be encouraged to occupy the West Bank and Gaza strip with a wink and nod from Washington.
Izhar Hussain is Mechanical engineer by profession and an aspirant to CSS, and has a strong interest in International politics and environmental issues.