Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai during the monthly meeting of the Council of Maronite Bishops on Dec. 6, 2017. (The Daily Star/NNA HO)
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Lebanon's religious leaders gathered at an interfaith summit Thursday, condemning United States President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. Embassy there.Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian reportedly said at Thursday's summit that "Trump's decision is a violation of all divine religions and [a violation of] Arab Muslims and Christians".He was quoted by local media as calling for the restoration of Jerusalem's lands to the Palestinian people, referring to the holy city as "the Arab capital of Arab Palestine".
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