International CPs respond Trump on the Jeruselam

Declarations of the Communist and Workers' Parties of the World responding U.S. President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. CPUSA, CP of Chile, TPI, CP of India, NKPJ, WPK, ECP, PCV, ANSWER, JCP, CP of Canada, AKEL, Portuguese CP, KKE, KNE CPI-M, TKP, PPP, Paletinian CP, CP of Israel (To be updated)

ICP, 12 December 2017

On December 11, Communist and Workers' Parties issued a common appeal against the US decision on Jerusalem expressing their solidarity with the Paletinian people and underlining that "the EU and the leaderships of its state-members, also bear responsibilities for this development".

Common Appeal of Communist and Workers’ Parties in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against the unacceptable position of D.Trump

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Communist Party USA Denounces Trump Move on Jerusalem

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CP of Chile categorically rejected “the unilateral decision by the United States to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” expressing that it “modifies the historical status of Jerusalem and constitutes a new violation of the rights of the Palestinian people”. The statement underlined that “Chile must contribute to safeguarding these values, even more, when an important part of our citizenship is of Palestinian origin”. The CP of Chile urged the Foreign Ministry of Chile to raise its voice in the UN to adopt the necessary measures, demanding Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian territories and its compliance with the international resolutions.

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TPI Strongly Condemns the US Government's Action to Officially Recognise Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel!

According to the statement of the CC of TPI, “Progressive forces across the world, whilst condemning Trump’s destructive action, have warned that the policy adopted by the United States in upholding the interests of the extremist Israeli government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu,will lead to increased tension in the Middle East and pave the way for further destabilisation by reactionary, adventurous and warmongering forces”. TPI affirmed that the UN General Assembly must denounce and condemn the American administration's action and ask the President to rescind the decision to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem. The CC of the TDI declared its active solidarity with the people and the progressive, patriotic and democratic forces of Palestine, in particular the PLO and the fraternal Palestinian People's Party.

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"The move is the height of Zionism which will push the world into another catastrophe"

Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary, S. Sudhakar Reddy issued a statement deploring the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by US President Donald Trump. In the statement proclaimed that “the move is the height of Zionism which will push the world into another catastrophe”. The US had even on many occasions earlier tried to resort “to such heinous act of making Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but somehow good sense prevailed upon the US rulers who gave up the idea”. The Trump’s announcement makes the US “the only country to recognise Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem”.  The the GS of CPI demanded that India should come out opposing the move unequivocally and reminded that Indian’s stand from the very beginning had been anti-Zionist and pro-Palestine. “Any dilution of such stand, fearing US may get annoyed, will cause problems for India in its relations with other countries and is also a departure from India’s avowed policy to find a solution to the Palestinian issue through negotiation”.

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"The decision represents explicit US support for Israel's Zionist policy and a frontal aggression on the martyred Palestinian people and provocation of the Arab peoples"

The NKPJ condemned the decision of the US administration and reminded that the historical relations between Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) and Palestine had been very close and friendly. After the Six Day War in 1967, the SFRY had cut off all diplomatic relations with Israel and had not restored them until 1991. NKPJ reaffirmed its principle position “for a just and viable solution of the conflict with the immediate end of the occupation of Palestine by Israel and the establishment and recognition of the independent State of Palestine within the borders of pre-4th June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital”. The Party demanded “the right for the return of the refugees according to the UN resolution 194 and the release of all Palestinian political prisoners from Israeli jails”.

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"The world will be able to well discern about who is really a wrecker of the world peace"

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea representing the Workers' Party of Korea, said that the decision of US “well deserves a global condemnation and rejection as it is an open defiance of and an insult to the international legitimacy and to a unanimous will of the international society”. According to the spokesperson, this decision of the U.S. is not so surprising as it came from “a dotard who had cried out for ‘total destruction’ of a sovereign state at a sacred UN forum”. It was underlined that through this decision, “the world will be able to well discern about who is really a wrecker of the world peace and security and who is a gang of hooligans of the international society”. The U.S. should bear full responsibility for all the consequences of tension and instability that will be entailed in the Middle East region owing to its reckless and highhanded act. The Workers Party expressed its “firm support and solidarity with the Palestinians and other Arabian people in their just cause to regain their legitimate rights”.

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We demand the withdrawal of the Egyptian ambassador from America in protest against Trump's decision that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

The Egyptian Communist Party said that the decision of the US ends all “illusions about the role of America as a sponsor of the peace process to resolve the Palestinian issue”. This decision gives the US additional support "to the Zionist enemy to seize more land and liquidate the Palestinian cause, exploiting the unprecedented weakness of the Arab regimes". The ECP warned that the involvement of the Arab regimes in American Zionist schemes "would divert attention from the main enemy and its preoccupation with fueling conflicts and religious and sectarian wars that destroy the national security of all Arab countries". It affirmed that “the words of condemnation are worthless against this blatant aggressive decision that would not have been issued except in light of these deteriorating Arab conditions”. The ECP demanded the withdrawal of the Egyptian ambassador from America as an urgent protest step to respond to this decision. The ECP also called upon all parties and national political forces and popular organizations from unions and associations to meet urgently to put forward a plan of popular action by peaceful and democratic means to express the rejection of this American decision by the Egyptian people and their sects. 



The PCV strongly condemns the new imperialist aggression against Palestine

The Communist Party of Venezuela's (PCV) underlined that the decision has been driven by the “fervent defenders of illegal Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories” in the US administration has “so far caused the death, at the hands of Israeli troops, of two young Palestinian workers and caused hundreds of wounded in the demonstrations and protests”. The statement said that “this US warmongering escalation comes after the failure of the so-called Great Middle East Project with which the Pentagon sought to consolidate its hegemony in the region through the support of terrorist groups that are today being defeated by the international anti-imperialist coalition”. The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), called Palestinian and Jewish working class forces to unite against national and religious divisions, “in a common struggle against imperialism and its local agents with the support of proletarian internationalism”.

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In a statement released on December 8th, ANSWER Coalition condemned Trump's announcement of the intention to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem/Al-Quds.

The statement said:
 "Trump’s announcement, made with the support of the Republican and Democratic Party leadership in the U.S. Senate, is an outrageous attack on the rights of the oppressed Palestinian people and a gift to the racist, apartheid government of Israel, whose clear aim is to colonize all of Palestine and drive out as much of the indigenous Palestinian population as possible."
ANSWER Coalition statement also noted that this move is  a gross violation of international law and defies the many international bodies that regard the 1980 Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem as illegal.
"The people of Palestine, not Trump, will determine their own national destiny, and they have united to say: Jerusalem is our capital!"
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US Trump administration should withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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Trump’s Jerusalem statement is a declaration of war

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AKEL denounces the decision by the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. AKEL has submitted a relevant resolution to the Cyprus Parliament

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On the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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The USA “adds fuel to the fire” to “burn” the Palestinian State with its capital in East Jerusalem 

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The Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) organized a mass rally in the Greek capital denouncing the decision of the US on Jerusalem and declared its solidarity with the Palestinian people

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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. 

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Fight imperialism, Zionism and reactionism for peace

Only under socialism Jerusalem can be the capital of peace

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In a press statement, the PPP said that the implementation of the US administration’s decision would have serious repercussion on the security and stability of the region, cutting away the chances of “political settlement” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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The Palestinian Communist Party made a statement on Trump's declaration to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem, "the eternal capital of the Palestinian state".

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Communist Party of Israel reacted to US President Donald Trump’s decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem, raising voices among Hadash MK's saying it would "harm the rights of the Palestinian people to liberty and self-determination".

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In its statement issued on 11 December, the CP of Israel identified the decision as an "outcome of the alliance between the US administration, the Israeli government and the reactionary Arab regimes". It said "Trump's statement stresses out what we have been saying: the US is part of the problem rather than the solution. The door must open widely now for the international community to play a key role through promoting the political process". Reminding the pursuit of Netanyahu to distract public attention away from the ongoing corruption investigations against him, the CP of Israel and Haddash called upon all anti-occupation forces, Arabs and Jews, to cooperate in "ending the occupation and the establishment of the Palestinian independent state on the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, alongside Israel with West Jerusalem as its capital".