Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemned the decision of the US President regarding Jerusalem and demanded that 'the Modi government come out strongly disapproving of the US action, as it goes against India’s longstanding commitment to the Palestinian cause.'
ICP, 7 December 2017
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to shift the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv. According to the statement issued by the CPI(M), this action goes against the United Nations’ and the international community’s stand that East Jerusalem is an occupied territory by Israel since 1967.
The statement underlined that an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital is the internationally accepted position. The United States has taken the formal step of legalizing the illegal occupation of Palestine territories by Israel. No other country in the world has given recognition to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The United States is also responsible for scuttling any possible peace negotiations between the Israel and Palestine. This decision by Donald Trump will trigger further tensions and conflicts in the region with global ramifications.
In the statement the CPI(M) said, 'Unlike the worldwide opposition to this move, official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs has scrupulously refused to criticize the US decision. This shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime to the United States. The Polit Bureau demands that the Modi government come out strongly disapproving of the US action, as it goes against India’s longstanding commitment to the Palestinian cause.'