Jerusalem is the symbol of Jewish unity. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • B. Gold
    • 09.11.09 | 08:24 (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. More about Jerusalem at : http://xrl.us/bjheo

    from the article: Abbas wants Obama guarantee for East Jerusalem freeze
    First published 00:57 09.11.09 | Last updated 11:15 09.11.09
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