Jerusalem Divided?

“Earlier Monday, Olmert questioned whether Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem should be defined as part of Israel’s capital.

‘Was it necessary to include Shuafat refugee camp, Arab al-Suwahara and Walajeh as part of Jerusalem? I admit, there are some legitimate questions to be asked about that,’ Olmert told the Knesset plenum in Jerusalem, during a commemorative session for slain minister Rehavam Ze’evi, who was assassinated six years ago.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/913188.html

Apparently the Prime Minister is talking about the possibility of dividing the city. Is it likely to happen? I don’t know since I don’t know all of the interests/politics involved. Certainly it’s a politically and religously charged topic that could incite tremendous opposition. 

I think that some are considering the possibility of dividing the city from a demographic perspective–i.e. more Palestinians than Jews in some parts of Jerusalem especially given the fact that Jews are leaving the city.

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