Saudi Arabia has denied Israeli players visas to participate in world Championships

Saudi Arabia denied visas to seven Israeli chess players who were to participate in the world rapid and blitz chess. This was announced by Vice-President of the International chess Federation, Israel Gelfer, writes the Israeli edition of Cursorinfo.

In the competition to be held in Riyadh from 26th to 30th December, will be attended by 180 players and chess players.

The Israeli delegation included five men and two women.

Is the failure of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the recognition of the President of the United States Donald trump Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – not reported.

On 6 December President of the trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the postponement of the U.S. Embassy in this city.

18 December the US vetoed a resolution of the UN Security Council, which rejected unilateral actions of Washington against the status of Jerusalem. The document was submitted by the delegation of Egypt. The initiative was supported by all members of the UN security Council, including Ukraine, except the United States.

20 Dec trump warned that Washington may reduce financial assistance to countries that do not support the U.S. position on the status of Jerusalem.

On 21 December the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution, urging to abandon the change of status of Jerusalem. Against the document made by the US, Israel, Honduras, Guatemala, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau and Togo. Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Turkmenistan and a number of delegations did not participate in the vote. Russia supported the resolution.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem after the 1967 war and considers the entire city its capital. The Palestinians, in turn, want to declare East Jerusalem the capital of their state.

The administrative capital of Israel is now in tel Aviv and the Palestinian authority based in Ramallah.

Saudi Arabia has denied Israeli players visas to participate in world Championships 25.12.2017

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