Labour Youth Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Statement
7 December 2017
Labour Youth has today condemned Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem, including occupied Palestinian territory, as Israel's capital.
Speaking on the matter, Labour Youth Chairperson, Chloe Manahan said:
“Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents an extremely dangerous threat to what is already a precarious arrangement of peace.
“It is not only foolish to underestimate the effects of any decision regarding Jerusalem taken lightly, it represents a total disregard for human life in the region. This action would result in grave consequences to the entire region, invariably escalating the conflict.
“An embassy move to Jerusalem would be a violation of international law that would massively impede any progress towards peace.
“Perhaps Mr Trump is unaware that Palestinians, like all other people have a right to self-determination, to freedom and to dignity.”
Labour Youth implores its members and allies to write to the US Embassy in Ireland, calling for a reversal of this callous and careless decision made by President Trump.