Trump Jerusalem decision will escalate Middle East tension

Dear Editor,

President Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented decision of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and is also initiating steps to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This is a reversal of policies taken by the United States on the issue of Jerusalem for several decades.

This decision has been condemned, not only by Arab countries but by several other Western countries including France, Germany and Russia. The European Union and the Pope have also expressed concern over the measure taken.

Many political analysts view this decision as a catalyst for an escalation of tension in the Middle East and a serious impediment to a lasting solution to the Middle East crisis. This is especially so given the historical and religious significance of East Jerusalem for the Palestinians in particular, and Muslims as a whole. The United Nations Secretary General has renewed his call for a two-state solution to the crisis and a negotiated settlement on the issue of Jerusalem where Palestine hopes to locate its capital some time in the future. The decision taken by President Trump is almost certain to undermine any effort at a negotiated settlement on the issue of Jerusalem, endorsed by the United Nations ever since its annexation by Israel in 1967.

It remains to be seen how the world will react to this most recent decision taken by President Trump. One thing is certain, and that is the prospects for peace in the Middle East will be much more problematic. The United States as a credible and unbiased party to the peace process will now be increasingly questioned by the Palestinian and Arab leaders, some of whom are current allies of the United States.

Yours faithfully,

Hydar Ally


City Constabulary should be guided by police orders regarding when you may fire

Dear Editor, According to media reports the police are presently investigating the shooting to death of Marlon Fredericks by a City Constabulary lance corporal.

Fly Jamaica should be made to publicly apologise

Dear Editor, Passengers of Fly Jamaica OJ275 out of JFK airport last Saturday went through a nightmare none of them ever wish to experience again.

The government should tell the public why Guyana participated in Indian parliamentarians conference

Dear Editor, Director of Public Information, Mr Imran Khan, last week used his personal Facebook page to question why the Government of India invited 20 opposition PPP Indo-Guyanese Members of Parliament (MPs) and only 3 ruling coalition Indo-Guyanese MPs, to an all Indian parliamentarians’ conference in New Delhi, India. 

Security for President, Prime Minister is arranged by Head of Presidential Guard

Dear Editor, The Guyana Police Force is responding to a letter in the January 16 edition of the Stabroek News, under the caption ‘The PM has forgotten his former principles of frugality, – lean and clean government’ by Rohit Persaud.

Is Fyrish water safe for consumption?

Dear Editor, Since Dr Van West-Charles was appointed the CEO of Guyana Water Inc, I have observed that he has been a very proactive professional who is always on the ground looking at issues affecting the citizens of this country with regard to potable water, and trying his best to alleviate their problems.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now