Hundreds of people demonstrated in Bern on Saturday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there.
Protestors carried banners through the centre of the Swiss capital calling for the respect of international law and of Palestinians’ right to self-determination.
In a press release at the end of the demonstration, organizers called on the Federal Council (the Swiss cabinet) to officially recognize Palestine as an independent state.
They also demanded an end to Swiss-Israeli military cooperation and imported products from occupied territories.
The rally was organized by several pro-Palestine associations operating in Switzerland.
US President Donald Trump announced at the beginning of December that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, contrary to international conventions.The international community does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the city.
At the end of 2017, a majority of UN member states, including Switzerland, called on the US government in a resolution to withdraw the decision.