#31, Swiss (Dino) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yoni Gross
    • 14.11.07 | 22:20 (IST)

    Israel asked Switzerland for 18 years to do exactly that, before there was any question of Jerusalem's status. For that matter, West Jerusalem will be in Israeli hands no matter what the final agreements look like, and the Swiss could easily recognize just that part as the capital. Israel has no need to cut deal for recognition of its own capital when no one has a legitimate reason *not* to recognize it already. What do they gain, when Switzerland can always come up with a new reason? Nothing's changed. You can't imagine why other countries would take a different approach, but history makes it clear that they already *did*.

    from the article: Knesset give preliminary okay to bill requiring 80 MKs to divide J'lem
    First published 00:00 14.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.11.07
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