PES concerned about Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

06/12/2017

Jerusalem

The PES is deeply concerned about Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the sole capital of Israel, and is worried about the peace process in the region.

PES supports diplomatic negotiations with the help of the international community, which have proven to be effective.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

"PES has always supported the peace process in the region, and we are worried that the decision of US President Donald Trump might undermine years of hard political and diplomatic work. We call on all parties involved to commit to negotiations and dialogue."

European socialists and democrats support a peaceful solution to the conflict, working towards two states for the two peoples, with the holy city of Jerusalem as a capital of both Israel and Palestine.