Now is the scariest time for us Malaysians as US President Donald Trump recently reverse the United States long-term policy by recognizing Baitulmaqdis as the capital of Israel. This move threatens the peace in the Middle East and disappointing US counterparts and enemies as well.
The following statement was quoted by Insta Media:
Trump announced that his administration would begin the process of transferring the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Baitulmaqdis, which is expected to take years. The action was never taken by the previous president to avoid tensions.
Baitulmaqdis is a holy city for many Muslims, Jews, and Christians, and its status becomes the biggest challenge in reaching a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Trump’s announcement as a “historic event” but US ties with other countries such as Britain and France became critical.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said the US had taken his role as a mediator in a peaceful initiative, and secular and Islamic tribes called for a strike and a gathering was held today.
The international community does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the entire city of Baitulmaqdis because it believes the status should be resolved through negotiations. No other country has their embassy in Jerusalem.
Trump’s decision fulfilled his pledge on the presidential election campaign and would delight the Republican conservatives and evangelists, which became the bulk of his supporters.
“I have decided, it is time to recognize Baitulmaqdis officially as the capital of Israel,” Trump said in his speech at the White House.
“Although the previous president made this one campaign promise, they failed to implement it. Today, I did it. “
Trump’s decision is at risk of raising tension in the region that has already struggled with conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.
Source: The Jerusalem Post
The protests broke out around Jordan’s capital Amman, inhabited by Palestinian refugees and hundreds of protesters gathered outside the US consulate in Istanbul.
Israel considers Baitulmaqdis its absolute capital and wants all the embassies based there. The Palestinians wanted Baitulmaqdis to be in the eastern sector of the city that captured Israel in the Middle East war in 1967, a step that has never been recognized worldwide.
According to Netanyahu, any peace agreement with Palestine should make Baitulmaqdis the capital of Israel which Palestinians did not agree with if the treaty meant the entire city was fully controlled by Israel.
Trump’s decision also raises doubts about his administration’s ability to pursue a long-term peace initiative led by his son-in-law, his senior adviser, Jared Kushner, which is aimed at re-creating the long-delayed talks.
There isn’t any indication that shows Trump asked Netanyahu for any reply when he told the Israeli leader about his decision on Tuesday, according to a source who knows the matter.
Source: Chicago Tribune
But Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East consultant for the Republican and Democratic administration, said Trump, who proudly presented himself as a great negotiator, might have been setting up a platform to request Israeli concessions.
“This is probably the case where Trump puts a bit of honey now to show Israelis his most favored president in Israel, but after this he will put some vinegar,” he said.
Following that, Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the Malaysian armed forces were ready to wait for the direction of the leadership.
The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATMs) are always on standby, waiting for signals and instructions from the top leadership and umbrella of the nation to contribute accordingly to the Baitulmaqdis issue.
Source: The Straits Times
Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the country should be prepared to face any possibility of the issue.
“I am confident, as the Minister of Defense, any direction from the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Sultan Muhammad V, will continue to stand.
“The Chief of Defense Force (General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor) and the ATM are definitely ready,” Hishammuddin said in a Vice President’s speech at the 2017 Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Center today.
The Malaysian army of the Palestinian war, the Malaysian Armed Forces, is on standby to defend Baitulmaqdis.
He said US action recognized Baitulmaqdis as the capital of Israel was a great blow to the entire Muslim world.
“Earlier this week, we were surprised by the worrisome news of the world’s geo-political stability. Let us keep praying that this conflict does not lead to the threshold of destruction,” he said.
At the same time, Hishammuddin also called for representatives to stand up and give a loud applause to show his appreciation to the country’s armed forces, whom he described as unsung heroes, in defending the country.
Source: Miraj News
He vowed as long as the Defense Minister, with the support of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, the defense of military and veterans and their families will continue to be implemented.
“The country’s sovereignty is not just about the sophistication and completeness of its assets and its technology, but it also relies heavily on the willingness of life-giving soldiers.
“We at the Defense Ministry believe that our military personnel can do it when they know the families left behind and are safe,” he said.
Hishammuddin also promised that as long as he was Minister of Defense, he would not allow even a handful of land in the country to be violated and condemned by any party.
He, however, slammed opposition actions that often mocked and played until security was not spared from their game.
“This includes the Lahad Datu incident which allegedly opposition a government playground … military assets and submarines were also refused and even the military placement rights as voters were disputed.
“But when there is a disaster and chaos, the Armed Forces are also looking for him,” he said.
He also slammed the allegations by some parties in Penang who denied the contribution of national security personnel in assisting during the flood incident in the DAP-ruled state for the political agenda. – Bernama
Heavy discriminations from Israel’s news site:
News of the Malaysian army has been prepared just waiting for directions to be spread all over the world until it reaches the Israel portal. From the page’s sharing, it said they can destroy Malaysia within 1 second!
If seen what was written it is as if Malaysia is an easy target.
Following that, Netizen urged all Malaysians to boycott their Jewish products even though it is not so much that if Malaysians unite it is impossible their products will not be sold at the same time to cripple their economy.
(Source: Insta Media)