Randi, one city two capitals, doesn't mean barriers - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 14.03.10 | 15:18 (IST)

    Actually I'm very familiar with much of Jerusalem's geography, Randi. Ramat Shlomo can be seen very clearly from Har Hahotzvim, I saw Gilo being built, fortress-style. I said Jerusalem is divided in more ways than one because of the totally separate populations it contains. I won't go into that here, you surely know. The myth about nowhere to put the Jews of Jerusalem I won't buy either. I knew Jerusalem when it had walls and checkpoints in it, I know where they were removed. We used to go into Jerusalem with Nebi Samwil in Jordan on one side of the road and Israel on the other. I don't remember one incident. No-one is asking anyone to give up the kotel. Har Habayit is the Waqf's in anyway. Annex Mevaseret Tzion to Jerusalem and build in that direction. If territory exchange can be agreed between the two sides to leave Ramat Shlomo and Gilo where they are, fine by me. But Silwan? Sheikh Jarrah? As long as you have access to your holy places, why do you need to own them?

    from the article: Jerusalem council drops construction, apparently due to U.S. crisis
    First published 13:40 14.03.10 | Last updated 15:34 14.03.10
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