US Embassy in Jakarta Warns Citizens to Raise Awareness

Sunday, 10 December 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

The headquarters of the US Embassy in Jakarta

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS - The US Embassy in Indonesia has called on US citizens to be cautious and raise their awareness. The warning was issued following US President Donald Trump’s to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which would definitely rigger negative sentiments, especially among Moslems.

"The announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the planned move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may lead to protests, some of which have potential to turn violent. The US Embassy in Jakarta urges US citizens to be cautious and be on the alert with personal safety," the US Embassy in Indonesia said in a release placed on, Thursday (7/12).

Previously, Donald Trump announced that the US officially recognizes that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem. The country, he said, will move hear embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Trump made the speech at the White House in Washington DC, on Wednesday noon (6/12), or Thursday (7/12) Jakarta Time.

The speech sparked protests from countries across the globe. People have ran to the streets to curse the decision. (dtc/rm)