Middle East: Somebody Had to Say It: A Divided Jerusalem

Somebody Had to Say It: A Divided Jerusalem

For the first time, a group of Establishment figures in Israel has endorsed the idea of sharing Jerusalem with the Palestinians. "This is the real beginning of the slaughtering of sacred cows," said SHLOMO GAZIT, a former head of military intelligence. After a series of meetings between Israeli and Arab academics, diplomats and retired military officers sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and the University of Oklahoma, the Israeli participants agreed to the Palestinian position that West Jerusalem should serve as the capital of Israel and East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. Israel's official position is that it will...

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