cairo - The Arab League met on Saturday in Cairo because of the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Among other things, this raised the possibility of putting pressure on the US with sanctions.
Lebanese minister Gebran Bassil (Foreign Affairs) called on his colleagues to consider measures to prevent the American embassy from being moved to Jerusalem. 'Starting with diplomatic and political measures, followed by economic and financial sanctions. '
Palestinian minister Riyad Al-Maliki said shortly before the meeting that the Palestinians want the UN Security Council to vote in a resolution on Trump's decision. He also told reporters that his people will seek another country to mediate in the peace process.