Video Duration 24 minutes 30 seconds
From: Inside Story

Can Muslim leaders alter Trump’s Jerusalem decision?

Turkish president calls Jerusalem a ‘red line’ as he hosts an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul.

Jerusalem’s status – as part of Israel, or Palestine, or both – has long been a controversial issue many politicians have shied away from. But President Donald Trump changed decades of US policy last week by recognising the holy city as Israel’s capital.

The US president’s decision set off worldwide protests and condemnation. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday to discuss a response.

He said the US decision was illegal and a threat to all humanity.

But what can the 57-member organisation realistically do to pressure the US?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Yusuf Kanli  former editor, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News

Gedeon Levy  columnist with Haaretz newspaper

Mouin Rabbani – senior fellow, Institute for Palestine Studies