Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday reaffirmed his intent to keep Jerusalem the 'undivided capital' of Israel, authorising a $100-million investment package for the disputed holy city.benny has his nukes, and he's got the US congress in his pocket. what more does he need to impose his will over jerusalem?
Speaking at a special meeting of his cabinet held inside the Old City walls, Netanyahu repeatedly vowed that he would not divide the city, despite international pressure for Israel and the Palestinians to share Jerusalem.
Israel captured east Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War, later annexing it in a move not recognised by the international community.
of course, it's a very complicated situation. we aren't supposed to ask too many questions, like how the US pays $3 billion a year to the israelis, and they in turn thumb their noses at our leaders. netenyahu wouldn't even smile and make nice for the cameras when joe biden came calling -- just for show, since everybody knows there will never be a negotiated settlement between the israelis and the palestinians.
nope, they'll never negotiate a settlement. there's no will to do it, or any intention. the political situation is such that netenyahu and whomever follows him in the israeli leadership, is already committed to taking control of the entire west bank and pushing the palestinian people out of historical palestine.
if you're interested in what this is called, it's ethnic cleansing.
not to be a pessimist, but this is a situation that will only be resolved when the global political balance of power shifts to the east, and the US is no longer able to impose its will be force or proxy. once the israeli zionists lose their security blanket, they are mostly likely then to desperately seek a partner -- which is also when they'll find they don't have any friends.
just them and their nuclear arsenal...