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    • Richard Pearce
    • 03.12.09 | 09:16 (IST)

    though the city being divided by war, and the construction of the Jerusalem Wall makes it seem apt. The better parallel is Johannesburg, a city divided by race, with the singled out race having pretty much no rights (other than what was intended to be a token population, who while technically being equal before the law, face institutionalised discrimenation the same way the technically equal Blacks of the southern US states did). And a reminder to those declaring that the EU can't dictate on an 'internal matter', that didn't stop them in South Africa. My advice is to stop trying to obtain recognition for the annexation of East Jerusalem, and jump at the opportunity to cement recognition for the annexation of West Jerusalem, before you find that the Palestinians can see that that is in trouble too. People who attempt to take it all usually find themselves left with next to nothing, and even the few that succeed usually find themselves regretting it.

    from the article: EU envoys: Israel trying to sever East Jerusalem from West Bank
    First published 01:12 02.12.09 | Last updated 13:46 02.12.09
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