Quartet Envoys’ Joint Press Statement on Temple Mount violence

T. Belman. This moral equivalency is enough to make you barf.


The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations are deeply concerned by the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.

They strongly condemn acts of terror, express their regret for all loss of innocent life caused by the violence, and hope for a speedy recovery to the wounded.

Noting the particular sensitivities surrounding the holy sites in Jerusalem, and the need to ensure security, the Quartet Envoys call on all to demonstrate maximum restraint, refrain from provocative actions and work towards de-escalating the situation.

The Envoys welcome the assurances by the Prime Minister of Israel that the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem will be upheld and respected.

They encourage Israel and Jordan to work together to uphold the status quo, noting the special role of the Hashemite Kingdom as recognized in its peace treaty with Israel.

The Quartet Envoys reiterate that violence deepens mistrust and is fundamentally incompatible with achieving a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. _______________________________________

July 23, 2017 | 2 Comments » | 341 views

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  1. The Islamic violence is deliberate and the Fanatics have NO intention of compromising. Soon or later Jordan will lose the control of the TM!

  2. Any sign of weakness will a) be seen as a victory of Arab pressure over Israel and b) be taken as a signal to increase the efforts to remove all Israelis from the old city.
    If you cave in, that price is the first step, the rest of Israel will follow, salami slice by slice.
    As they say around here, the clever guy withdraws, until he becomes the stupid guy.

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