MEDIA STATEMENT BY
JUFITRI BIN JOHA
PRESIDENT MALAYSIAN YOUTH COUNCIL
STATEMENT ON RECOGNITION OF WEST JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’ CAPITAL BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) is disturbed and strongly rejects the decision made by the Government of Australia to recognise West Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. Our view is in supporting with the official statement made by the Malaysian Government on 16 December 2018.
This decision represents a definite bias towards Israel and its policies which encourages illegal occupation, fuel tension and conflict while undermining efforts aimed at realising a peace that cannot be achieved without the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
If the Australian Government still insists on recognising West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, we firmly believe deeper tension will escalate and the peace process will be undermined once again. This will further contribute to the instability of the Middle East and the rest of the world in general which has been a continuous political turmoil since decades. We are afraid that Australian Government and the Australian people themselves will be blamed as part of the problem and not part of the solution.
We vehemently urge the Australian Government to retract its decision immedietly to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital City for the sake of greater peace in the region and to prevent escalation.
This truly is the hope of our Malaysian Youth to ensure that the younger generation will inherit a peaceful world in the future.
Malaysian Youth Council
Tarikh : 21st December 2018
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