According to UN resolution 181 (the partition plan) Jerusalem was supposed to be a corpus separatum under a special international regime administered by the United Nations. Course the fact that 'acquistion of territory by force is inadmissable' (talknic post 04 about res 252 and 8 reminders) didn't bother anybody as long as it was the Arabs who had it and not the Jews. Now about the road - there are too many huge roads in Israel already. We should stop investing in new roads and start investing in subways and trains.
Palestinian teen arrested for allegedly rioting in East Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: The highway, the village and the road not taken