'We All Want to Pray in Jerusalem', Says Bassil Urging Arab Measures, Uprising

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Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil has called for an Arab popular uprising and for diplomatic, political and economic Arab measures against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Jerusalem cannot belong to a unilateral state… Jerusalem is for Jews, Christians and Muslims. We are the sons of Abraham, Jesus and Mohammed, we all want to pray in Jerusalem and we will not accept to be prevented,” said Bassil at an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo over Trump’s move.

He warned that the Arab countries are today facing two choices: “Revolution or the death of a dormant nation.”

The minister then suggested a host of measures to confront the U.S. administration’s move.

“We must restore the unified Arab policy to take deterring measures in response to the U.S. decision and any similar decision by any other state, starting with diplomatic measures to political, economic and financial measures,” Bassil said.

“There should be a unified popular uprising in all our Arab countries… This uprising should not stop before the implementation of all the stipulations of the Arab Peace Initiative without any selectivity,” the FM added.

He also urged Arabs to achieve “an inter-Arab reconciliation,” describing it as “the only path for the salvation of this Nation.”

“We must call for an emergency Arab summit for Jerusalem to restore its Arab identity, because without Jerusalem there can be no Arabs and no Arabism,” Bassil added.

The U.S. decision has ignited protests across the Middle East, where it is widely seen as a blatantly pro-Israel move that threatens the decades-old peace process.

Lebanon is home to 450,000 Palestinian refugees, nearly 10 percent of the population.

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Comments 33
Thumb s.o.s 10 December 2017, 13:10

Interesting, Bassil confesses he's "the son of Mohammed".

Thumb Mystic 10 December 2017, 16:18

Didn't you claim to be Sunni and Arab? Where is your support for Palestine hasbara vermin.

Thumb s.o.s 10 December 2017, 17:01

Why do you care about something that isn’t yours? al Aqsa was built by the noblest calif OMAR.
I don’t care about Palestinians, is this news to you? What did Palestinians do for you? They ruined my country in the 1970s. Did you forget what you Shia did to Palestinians in the 1980s? Besieging their camps are startling them to death, inflicting so much suffering that a fatwa was issued in order to allow them to eat their relatives’ corpses?

Palestine is there and will always be there, the land belongs to nobody but only to God. we’re merely tenants here on earth. I’m never going to lift any finger for them, and no patriotic Lebanese would. Let them walk to the border and invade their ancestral land, nobody is preventing them to do it.

Thumb sevilla 11 December 2017, 02:03

he is not the one claiming to have a resistance hell bent on destroying Israel and he is not the one that has a revolutionary guard Quds Brigade.

stfu

Thumb Elemental 11 December 2017, 07:02

Lol, Anchor baby.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 10:15

You zionst ENEMY Scum.

Thumb Elemental 11 December 2017, 22:44

They're your lovers and exploiters of Christians, just like you.

Thumb i.report 11 December 2017, 17:04

I thought Mohammed had no sons!!!!

Thumb irena 10 December 2017, 13:28

Why not impose sanctions against the US, kind of joint action plan with Teheran ? ;)

Missing phillipo 10 December 2017, 17:11

All he has to in order to go to pray in Jerusalem is speak with the Israeli Foreign Minister (who also happens to be the Prime Minister)

Thumb rocococo 10 December 2017, 14:18

"and any similar decision by any other state," BUT IRAN of course.

Thumb warrior 10 December 2017, 14:44

This creature is pathetic and speaks words much bigger than his size.

Thumb janoubi 10 December 2017, 14:47

Bassil is more racist and sectarian than the worst zionist you would ever meet.

Thumb s.o.s 10 December 2017, 15:26

Worse than me? I categorize people all the time, for instance people who are : short, dumb, ugly, misogynistic, and thieves are below the Palestinians in terms of social status, even if they’re Lebanese .

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 10:03

You are NO SUNNI. You are a zionist Jewish scum. You do not want to admit your miserable criminal existence.

Thumb barrymore 11 December 2017, 14:19

and who the hell are you to judge what and who people are, POS!

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 10:01

You zionist scum trying to to portrait youself as Lebanese

Thumb whyaskwhy 10 December 2017, 15:56

imbecil is s man of principles... the principle here is to appear he has sympathy with Iran now the only other nation standing up for Palestine.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 10:00

The WHOLE world is standing with Palestine you stupid Zionist scum. ONLY the Zionist paid whores in Washington are standing with the anti-Christian and anti-Muslim Zionist fanatics.

Thumb marcus 10 December 2017, 16:09

'We All Want to Pray in Jerusalem', Says Bassil

How touching when the filth show emotions.

Thumb Elemental 11 December 2017, 07:03

It's what he's ordered to say by his superiors in Tehran, nothing more.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 09:57

So All Christians Lebanese are Iranians? You must be a Zionist scum.

Thumb Elemental 11 December 2017, 22:41

Sellouts to Iran are not Christians, nor worthy of being, bighassan always playing the victim lol. PS Not a zionist either, you're both scumbags.

Missing arturo 10 December 2017, 16:34

"Jerusalem is for Jews, Christians and Muslims."
He needs to submit a resolution to UNESCO declaring this.

Thumb s.o.s 10 December 2017, 17:04

You forget to dissociate Jews from Zionism. Jews from all over the world should be able to visit in pray in whatever sacred place they want, it doesn’t mean they can live there.

I can do my Omra or hajj in Saudi Arabia, it doesn’t mean I can pack my rugs and move there.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 10:10

Yes, zionist Shimon. You hate the Christians and Muslims, but NOT Israeli enemy.

Missing peace007 10 December 2017, 21:35

Bassil is spot on. Well said.

Thumb Elemental 11 December 2017, 07:03

A sellout is talking, his words carry no weight - Just like Mystic.

Thumb kanaandian 11 December 2017, 08:32

i dont know if son of mohammad and jesus is going to sit well with the jews and muslims (or christians.) bassil has no grasp on what he is talking abuot and i am sure people have been beheaded for blasphemy for far less.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 09:56

ONLY Zionist enemy scum support Israel's domination of Jerusalem. ALL Lebanese Christian leaders support what Bassil says. The LF and Phlanges support what Bassil said.

Thumb Elemental 11 December 2017, 22:43

Now you conveniently use the Christians to your benefit, what hypocrisy.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2017, 10:07

The Zionist scum are upset that ALL LEBANESE Christians and Muslims M14, M8, and independents are siding with Palestine are siding with Palestine. They want us divided and be against each other and against the Arabs. You do not fool anyone you racist enemy scum.

Thumb Elemental 11 December 2017, 22:43

Which Christian family name did you steal?