Egyptian TV hosts deny being ordered to publicly back Trump Jerusalem move

Egypt denies ‘tacit’ acceptance of US Jerusalem move

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

Following the report, the Egyptian State Information Service said: "Egypt's positions on global issues are not derived from alleged leaks from an anonymous source".

It said people cited by the USA daily were not either TV hosts or had stopped appearing on television even before Trump's Jerusalem move. After that, this thing will become a reality. After Trump announced on December 6 that his administration had made a decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking with decades of US policy, Abbas and others canceled their meetings. Kholi said in a conversation with Saeed Hassaseen, a TV talk show host and a member of the Egyptian Parliament.

"How is Jerusalem different from Ramallah, really?" he asked each time. SIS said that the first one was Mofeed Fawzy who stopped presenting talk shows years ago contrary to what the NYT claimed. "What matters is ending the suffering of the Palestinian people", Kholi concluded. Palestinians can't resist and we don't want to go to war. "We have enough on our plate".

Pence will arrive in Cairo on January 20 for a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, heading the following day to Amman for a one-on-one with King Abdullah II.

In response to Trump's move, Egypt publicly said the decision was a violation of worldwide resolutions on the city's status.

But efforts to harness improved Arab-Israel relations to push a peace deal have been at least temporarily derailed by Trump's Jerusalem recognition, with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warning last month he would "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by the United States. The White House decision on Jerusalem also prompted leading Muslim and Christian clerics in Egypt to refuse to meet with the vice president in Cairo.

When making his announcement, Trump added the caveat that Jerusalem's status would be determined in negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel.

Bitterly rejected by the Palestinian Authority, which is now boycotting the Trump administration, the move was hailed by Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum.

On Saturday, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met with Arab foreign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the UAE and the Palestinian Authority as well as Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit to discuss seeking global recognition of eastern Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

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