Key Arab states absent from Islamic group’s Istanbul summit on Jerusalem

Egypt and Saudi Arabia stayed away from an “emergency summit” that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan convened Wednesday in Istanbul of the 57-member semi-moribund Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Other nations sent low-ranking officials. Erdogan called the meeting to voice a strong collective protest by the Muslim world against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem on Dec. 6. It is planned to climax in the recognition of East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. The presidents of Iran, Indonesia and Somalia promised to come, along with King Abdullah of Jordan and heads of the two rival Palestinian factions, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and Khaled Meshaal of Hamas. Turkish officials say 18 presidents and prime ministers are in attendance.

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14 thoughts on “Key Arab states absent from Islamic group’s Istanbul summit on Jerusalem

  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 12:05 at 12:05
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    From the Debka article:

    “The presidents of Iran, Indonesia and Somalia promised to come, along with King Abdullah of Jordan and heads of the two rival Palestinian factions, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and Khaled Meshaal of Hamas. Turkish officials say 18 presidents and prime ministers are in attendance.”

    At this point, in honor of such a “meaningful” conference, I would personally like to volunteer to cater a lunch for all attendees consisting of sandwiches made from a popular meat served in non-Jewish delicatessens made from a certain barn yard animal which just loves to roll around in the mud.

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 12:40 at 12:40
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    I see delegates from 2 states: Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and Khaled Meshaal of Hamas. But, the accords are for only one? Which of the 2 shall stay?

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 13:07 at 13:07
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    The key Arab states know that Erdogan has lost his marbles.

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 16:18 at 16:18
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    everyone knows erdogan is an islamist thug who is destroying turkey and is part of the muslim brotherhood and an anti-semite.we all know he supports the muslim brotherhood and by extention the filthy terrroists hamas.
    wake up all the honest muslims and reject thugs like erdogan who only want death and destruction.
    Don’t even get me started on the filthy pigs in Iran.we will leave that for another time.

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    • Dec 13, 2017 @ 22:45 at 22:45
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      The Major Arab States sent representatives to Erdogan to convey this message: “Put on your Yarmulka, It’s time for Hannukah!”

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 17:21 at 17:21
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    Shalom…..5778
    Od Nilu po Eufrat…….5778….2018
    Centrum Odporu Stanek Frantisek Fanuel…

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    • Dec 13, 2017 @ 18:23 at 18:23
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      Dokázáno, Izraelští vojáci a vojačky jednoznačně dávají přednost koblihám plněným marmeládou, před jakoukoli jinou náplní. Koblihy se staly tradiční izraelskou pochoutkou na svátek Chanuka. 🙂

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 21:04 at 21:04
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    Jordan and King Abdullah is acting like an enemy of Israel. If he continues to threaten and attack Israel then Israel must defend itself against this Jew hating king. Remember Jordan is historically the Land of Israel which Reuven, Gad, and the half trube of Menashe conquered. I am not opposed to reconquering it if the King Abdullah cintinues threatening Israel and teaming up with Turkey and Iran. Jordan is now denying the Jewish connectuon to Jerusalem and Israel it is time we deny them the right to continue living on Jewish owned land and reclaim our entire homeland. Remember those who bless Israel will be blessed by G-d and thise who curse Israel will be cursed by G-d. Does King Abdullah and the Jordanians want to test Israel amd the Creator and Master of the world why not does not bother me Jordan is very beautiful and has great pastures for our sheep and cattle.

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    • Dec 14, 2017 @ 0:37 at 0:37
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      ‘Remember those who bless Israel will be blessed by G-d and thise who curse Israel will be cursed by G-d.

      Is that Israel, the man, Israel, the people, Israel, the ten, Israel, the goyim or ‘Israel’ the idolatrous jewish territorial apartheid state entity, in Palestine, AKA ‘the lawless one’?

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 21:19 at 21:19
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    The non existent Palestinians in their non existent country Palestine still believe that they will force the Jews to relent on Jerusalem. The Jews of the existing Jewish country called Israel, which is actually on all world maps; with exception to Islamic countries, has a capital called Jerusalem; which as far as I remember was always called Jerusalem and was always the capital of Israel all the way back to King David. Who has a historical claim to the land called Israel? The Jews or the Arabs?

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    • Dec 14, 2017 @ 3:35 at 3:35
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      Natan- you mention God yet you talk about destroying other countries and killing people. WTF is wrong with you?

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    • Dec 14, 2017 @ 3:37 at 3:37
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      Sonny- isr Wasn’t on the map in April of 1948 and the Palestinians could have made the same comment as you just did. Don’t be ignorant.

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  • Dec 14, 2017 @ 11:37 at 11:37
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    Let’s hope that those advisors that made this decision for Trump aren’t the same ones that made the Iraq invasion decision…action is always followed by reaction and so far US decisions in the mid east have had many negative reactions opening pandoras boxes we would rather have kept shut. On the other hand a circular arguments that have gone on for so long sometimes needs a jolt to make them move the right way. I’m not positive though as to when and exactly where the new US embassy will be settled..it could be years from now and in a part of town where no one could realistically argue with..

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  • Dec 14, 2017 @ 14:20 at 14:20
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    Maybe they could not find enough clown suits and dunce caps for all of them.

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