Posts Tagged ‘divided Jerusalem’

There is now apparently a European plan to unilaterally declare Jerusalem as the Capital of a Palestinian State.The plan will reportedly be proposed at a monthly meeting of European Union ministers today in Brussels by Sweden, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.

Since when do foreign countries decide the destiny of another State? And it seems that it is always Israel which has its fate decided on – no other country that I can think of.

Knesset members from across the political spectrum condemned¬†this Swedish led plan by the European Union.¬† “Jerusalem must never be divided, because it would only enhance the conflict and not solve it,” said Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, ” Dividing the capital would create a volcanic eruption that would not be easy to stop. Splitting sovereignty would bring about complete chaos,” he said, adding that Israel had proven that adherents of Judaism, Islam and Christianity could live together in Jerusalem.

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