Today in Istanbul the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met to protest the Trump Administration’s moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and to declare East Jerusalem al Quds the capital of occupied Palestine.
The group called on all nations to condemn the “dangerous declaration” by Trump that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and to called to “end the Israeli occupation”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a “state of terror” adding, “Anyone who walks a few minutes in the streets of Jerusalem will recognize this city is under occupation.”
Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif commended Muslim leaders for the well-attended summit, taking an indirect shot at Saudi Arabia and Egypt, who sent only low-level delegations to Istanbul.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who met in a closed-door session with Erdogan following the summit, said the US had never been an honest mediator in the conflict and was now trying to “maximize Zionist interests”.
Rouhani continued with another not so subtle slap at the Saudis, “Some countries in our region are in cooperation with the United States and the Zionist regime and determining the fate of Palestine.”
Meanwhile, in Gaza Israeli warplanes continued their latest attacks, targeting a Hamas naval facility near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. Yesterday two members of an al Quds Brigade engineering unit were killed by Israeli drones in Um al-Nasser. al Quds is the military wing of the Islamic Jihad resistance. On Monday Israel bombed other Hamas targets in Gaza.
The bellicose move by the orange-faced fascist Trump has laid bare 70 years of US subservience to Zionism for all the world to see.
Unless the Russians pick up the ball and launch a genuine peace process in the region, the Palestinians may have no other choice than to launch a 3rd Intifada.
Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com