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world leaders chastise us over jerusalem 'escalation' | israel news

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world leaders chastise us over jerusalem 'escalation' | israel news

us president donald trump's decision to recognise jerusalem as the israeli capital has been met with indignation by world leaders, drawing strong criticism in the middle east and elsewhere.many feel washington's move, announced on wednesday after weeks of speculation, threatens to upend stability across the region and ruin any remaining prospects to achieve peace between israelis and palestinians.the us also intends to move its embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem, trump confirmed in his televised address.here is how head of states and senior officials reacted to trump's announcement.mahmoud abbas, palestinian authority president, lambasted the us' decision and stated jerusalem is the "eternal capital of the state of palestine"."the decision by president trump will not change the reality of the city of jerusalem and will not give any legitimacy to the israelis on this issue," he told reporters in a televised address.abass labelled the decision a "reward to israel", adding that trump's move encouraged israel's "continuing occupation" of the palestinian territories.michel aoun, lebanon's president, said the us decision threatened the peace process and stability in the wider middle east.lebanon's prime minister saad hariri said on his twitter account that lebanon deplores and rejects trump's decision. expressing solidarity with the palestinian people, "[lebanon announces] their [palestinian's] right to the creation of an independent state whose capital is ...