The US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist Israeli State, and the decision of establishing in this city the US Embassy in Israel, are affronts to international law, a violation of the United Nations resolutions, and an abject offense to the Palestinian people’s dignity, honor and rights. They constitute another obstacle for the realization of the Palestinian national cause and are a provocation of war.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) firmly condemns the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the announced intention to transfer the US embassy to this city, a decision that entails an authentic act of aggression upon the Palestinian people, with unpredictable and dangerous consequences for peace in the whole region.

The 18th Congress of the Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE) concluded successfully on 2nd and 3rd December at the town hall of Chaidari/Attica its deliberations.

The Congress was attended by 278 delegates coming from 58 Peace Committees from all over the country (out of which the 18 were from the capital area).

The World Peace Council (WPC) condemns strongly the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The US decision is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions on the status of the city as part of occupied Palestinian territories. The decision is a proof of the bias of the leader of world imperialists and of his open support to the Israeli occupation and of its continuation.

It is with great concern that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) sees the currently ongoing enhancement of the process of militarization of the European Union (EU). Militarism is, along with the curtailment of the sovereignty of States by supranational institutions dominated by the great powers and the promotion of neoliberal policies, which attack economic and social rights, one of the cornerstones of the EU - the creation of a future European army, despite persisting contradictions, being a goal long pursued by the major European powers.

Today, November 29, marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, designated by the UN.

This date marks the adoption, exactly 70 years ago, by the United Nations General Assembly of Resolution 181, which called for the division of Palestine into two states, one Arab and one Jewish, the first being constituted by 44% of the territory and the second by 55%; Jerusalem and Bethlehem would remain international zones.


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