"gilo and other jerusalem neighbourhoods have been at the heart of israeli consensus for many years. "their residents vote in no small numbers for the labour party or parties to labour's left." those with any knowledge of history and geography know that gilo, sitting on high ground, was used during the war of independence by arab army to pound and bomb the jerusalem jewish neighbourhoods in the lower lands. hence, gilo is a strategic ground. it protects jerusalem from being completely surrounded by hostile elements. israel will not give it up under any circumstances. obama and his advisors should understand that some facts cannot be changed regardless of who is the israeli prime minister or the party in power.
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from the article: ANALYSIS / Netanyahu senses Obama's weakness on Jerusalem
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