AMMAN - U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is expected to further inflame the Middle East and end hopes for a two-state solution, experts said Wednesday.
Jordan, which signed a peace deal with Israel in 1994, has been exerting intensified efforts to highlight the dangers of such a step if announced by the U.S. administration.
The country called for an emergency meeting at the level of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to warn of the serious consequences of such a move that would end a decades-long U.S. policy towards the issue.
“If Trump goes ahead with the decision, I expect that we will witness more chaos in the region...The issue of Jerusalem is of concern not only to the Palestinians but the whole Arabs and Muslims,” Mohammad Shboul, an independent political analyst, told Xinhua on Wednesday. Stressing that Jordan is directly involved in the Palestinian issue, he said Jordan is the custodian of the holy Islamic and Christian sites in East Jerusalem, which envisages as the future capital of the Palestinian state.
“The relocation of the embassy means an end to the two-state solution, which stipulates the creation of an independent Palestinian state that lives side by side with Israel,” said Al Shboul. (Xinhua)