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Jakarta Post

Trump’s Middle East peace deal exposes rifts in OIC

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 30, 2020   /  07:10 am
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US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Trump's Middle East peace plan in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 28, 2020. Trump declared that Israel was taking a (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Top diplomats from member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are to convene in an emergency meeting next week, as the announcement of United States President Donald Trump’s divisive Middle East peace deal revealed divisions within the Muslim world. Meanwhile, Indonesia, as the country with the world’s largest Muslim population has asserted that the issue of Palestine “should be resolved based on the principles of the ‘two-state solution’ that respects international law and internationally agreed parameters,” according to a Foreign Ministry statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Trump released his long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, which lays out a vision for future Palestinian statehood if a series of strict conditions are met. These include requiring the future Palestinian state to be &quo...