King Abdullah: Jerusalem could be a city that brings us together

Jordan

Published: 2018-01-25 15:51

Last Updated: 2018-01-25 17:09


King Abdullah speaking with Fareed Zakaria at the World Economic Forum (CNN)
King Abdullah speaking with Fareed Zakaria at the World Economic Forum (CNN)
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King Abdullah of Jordan told the World Economic Forum on Thursday in Davos that Jerusalem “could be a city that brings us together or it could create aggression and violence that we haven’t seen before.”

Related to the holy city, the king called upon reaching a comprehensive solution for both Palestinians and Israelis. He pointed out that Palestinians are disappointed, and feeling that there is no neutral broker after Washington recognized Jerusalem as an Israeli capital.

But he also added, “I would like to reserve judgment because we are still waiting for the Americans to come out with their plan. But tremendous sympathy to the way the Palestinians are feeling. Jerusalem is such an emotional subject for everybody.”

Answering the question about what he thinks of Donald Trump previous statement that Muslims are hated in the west, King Abdullah assured that Islam is not a religious of hatred, and that Muslims believe in all religions. He also talked about the Islamic greeting “Alsalam Alikoum”, and related it to the meaning of peace.

King Abdullah assured on the importance of Muslims in America not feeling isolated or victimized.