Pointing out the trick that an Israeli PM has up his sleeve. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 21.04.10 | 01:30 (IDT)

    Under Israeli law "Jerusalem" is whatever Israel says it is. But here's the trick: Israel has left that decision to anonymous pen-pushers, not to the Knesset. After all, the "municipality of Jerusalem" was unilaterally expanded by administrative fiat immediately after the Six Day War. Get it? If a pen-pushing nobody can announce that "today Jerusalem is a looooot bigger than it was yesterday" then that same decision can be reversed tomorrow by Yet Another Administrative Fiat. At which point: a) Israel can relinguish that territory b) and still have an "undivided Jerusalem" c) because that territory "isn't Jerusalem any more" As Easy As, once you understand the trick.

    from the article: Lieberman: Jerusalem is our eternal capital, it will never be divided
    First published 18:56 20.04.10 | Last updated 14:36 25.04.10
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