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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Netanyahu: Israel won't share Jerusalem

I wish I could believe him, but unfortunately, Prime Minister Netanyahu has a history of talking big and folding like a piece of paper. But here's the latest talk from Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Israel's leader on Sunday dismissed a call from a key government partner to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, a reminder of the obstacles facing already troubled peacemaking efforts.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reaffirmation of his intention to hold on to east Jerusalem drew criticism from the Palestinians and was likely to increase friction with the Americans. The White House Mideast envoy is scheduled to arrive this week in another attempt to push peace efforts forward.


Palestinians blasted Israel's rejection of their claim to east Jerusalem.

"Mr. Netanyahu is distancing himself not from Barak, he is distancing himself from international consensus, he's distancing himself from international resolutions and distancing himself from international law," said Palestinian spokesman Husam Zomlot. "And most importantly, he's distancing himself from any possible negotiated settlement based on the two-state solution."
Like I said, I wish I could believe him.

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At 2:58 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Netanyahu's stand has less to do with him than with the fact most of his own party is opposed to any re-division of Jerusalem. If it was tough selling another revanant freeze to it, imagine how much harder it would be to sell dividing Jerusalem again to the Likud.

I don't believe Netanyahu but like I said, good luck with that proposal.


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