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    • Axel
    • 14.05.07 | 13:28 (IDT)

    A sovereign state may name whichever city it chooses as its capital. Therefore, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. There is no such thing as "recognition of a capital" in diplomacy / international relations. Even when politicians talk that rubbish, it remains rubbish. QUITE APART from the aforementioned is the fact, that Jerusalem consists partly of annexed territory, which annexation ist unrecognized worldwide, based on UNSC res. 465. Therefore diplomats and politicians are required to abstain from any activity which can be interpreted as recognizing the present, unilaterally-Israeli definition WHAT EXACTLY is Jerusalem. FINALLY: All of the above has been crystal clear for decades. Why Israel offered invitations which they could anticipate would be turned down, why Israel makes a diplomatic uproar about it is open to speculation. My best guess is, it was a diversionary move to detract the public's anger from the present internal crisis and turn it against foreign countries.

    from the article: Itzik criticized for inviting envoys to anniversary of J'lem reunification
    First published 00:00 14.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.05.07
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