Jerusalem is the CAPITAL - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel
    • 22.03.10 | 14:37 (IST)

    Minister Asselborn, you are absolutely right Tel Aviv is just a very nice city in Israel, Jerusalem is Israel's capital. It has been the capital of the Jewish people since biblical times. It has never been the capital of any other nation on earth. In 1948 it was divided because Jordan conquered part of it. When under their control Jewish historic sites and religious areas were defaced and destroyed. When Israel liberated the city in 1967 it declared the city would not be divided again. Sorry Minister, you, and perhaps much of the world would like to re-divide Jerusalem. But frankly we've seen the results of what Europe and the rest of the world want for Jews and Israel in the past. I hope and pray we are not doomed to allow you to repeat your desires.

    from the article: EU official to Israel: Jerusalem is not Tel Aviv
    First published 12:52 22.03.10 | Last updated 12:52 22.03.10
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