Illusion of United Jerusalem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Hakam SHAHWAN
    • 12.12.10 | 14:52 (IST)

    Jerusalem was never and will never be united. West Jerusalem is so different from East and for those who donot know this, should come and see fir themselves. I myself live in East Jerusalem and the only united thing is the taxation we pay. Not even security and police is the same. When Palestinians form East call for the so called "police" support against criminal acts, the minute you say East Jerusalem, the police ignores the call. We are okay with that and we will be very happy to manage and run our own business. The discrimination examples against Palestinians of East Jerusalem are never ending and this is part of the Israeli system. Name it from taxes to security to municipality. Old city if it continues to be a disputed areas, the Palestinians will accept an international police control to allow access without discrimination to all three religions.

    from the article: Israeli official: Barak's vision of dividing Jerusalem is not government policy
    First published 12:05 12.12.10 | Last updated 12:05 12.12.10
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