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Indonesians and Malaysians protest Trump's Jerusalem gambit

Widodo, Najib, other leaders to discuss Muslim response in Istanbul

Protesters condemn Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta on Dec. 11.   © Reuters

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR -- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has unleashed protests in Southeast Asian countries with large Muslim populations.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak have decided to attend an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss the matter.

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