Jerusalem has always been the symbol of Jewish unity. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • B. Gold
    • 04.11.09 | 09:06 (IST)

    Only twice in Jerusalem's history has it served as a national capital. The first time was as the capital of the two Jewish Commonwealths during the First and Second Temple periods, as described in the Bible, reinforced by archaeological evidence and numerous ancient documents. The second time is in modern times as the capital of the State of Israel. It has never served as an Arab capital for the simple reason that there has never been a Palestinian Arab state.

    from the article: UN chief to Israel: End 'provocative actions' in East Jerusalem
    First published 16:21 03.11.09 | Last updated 10:11 04.11.09
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