Official Statements

Israel Should Not Change the Current Situation in East Jerusalem: Japan

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The Government of Japan today strongly called upon Israel to refrain from any unilateral act that changes the current situation in East Jerusalem, and said it does not recognize any act that prejudges the final status of the territories in the pre-1967 borders, and Israeli

A Statement issued by the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo expressed disappointment and deep concern by the Japanese government about Israel's approval of the construction of more than 900 new housing units for Jewish people in Har Homa of East Jerusalem. Such an act goes against the efforts by the international community to resume the negotiations for peace, it said.

The statment said that the settlement activities should be fully frozen, and the negotiations for peace should be resumed soon.

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