Jerusalem Is The Capital of Palestine

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital caused a firestorm online. Social media users from around the world resoundingly rejected his proclamation, instead voicing support for Palestinians using the hashtag #JerusalemIsTheCapitalOfPalestine.

Many sought to poke fun at the absurdity of the American decision, quickly pointing out the flawed logic of Trump’s reasoning.

Yesterday’s decision is the result of nearly a century of American support of Zionist settler-colonialism, and many sought to make that history clear to readers around the world.

Solidarity with the Palestinians quickly garnered attention and supporters from all walks of life voiced their opposition to Trump’s decision.

Reactions took aim at the racist Israeli undercurrents fueling their settler-colonial project.

Others chose to highlight the harmonious history of Jerusalem, which has been eviscerated by Israeli policies.

💔I've been waiting to put this into perfect words but I realized there is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust. A very very sad day.Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine. Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins, and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write. Jerusalem is home of all religions. For this to happen, I feel, makes us take 5 steps back making it harder to live in a world of peace. The TREATMENT of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine. There is no hate against anyone… My best friends I call sisters and brothers are Jewish. There are no sides… All religions living side by side.. Now it is Just one man..it has always been a factor of trying to bring peace… Where is the hope..?

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Palestinian-American activists and advocacy organizations also voiced their opposition.

I don't care how many times he says it. Jerusalem is NOT the capital of Israel and never will be. We should all be…

Posted by Linda Sarsour on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Trump has just upended decades of US foreign policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This effectively…

Posted by US Campaign for Palestinian Rights on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

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About Khelil Bouarrouj 42 Articles
Khelil Bouarrouj is a Junior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

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