Since 1967, Israel has defended the city as its “eternal capital united’
In 1996, Benjamin Netanyahu won a universal vote by mobilizing large numbers of voters against the alleged intention of then Prime Minister Shimon Peres of “divide Jerusalem.” Nearly two decades later, Netanyahu remains wedded to old and vacuous slogans about a “united Jerusalem” – a conviction that, once again, the process could resolve Israeli-Palestinian peace. At a time when U.S. Secretary of State , John Kerry , is preparing to in attendance a framework conformity for a conclusive round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations peace, hard-line stance on Jerusalem Netanyahu basically no help. It has mainly avoided taking a practical role in the peace procedure during his second expression, met with Netanyahu in the House white to urge him to moderate his stance. But changing the way you think Netanyahu will not be easy – especially by domestic political pressure he faces. Since Israel captured East Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967, the political class has defended the city as the “united eternal capital” of Israel, a view that does not want to leave.
The problem is that any serious negotiations with the Palestinians could accept this position. The Arab population of Jerusalem, which already accounts for over 40 % of the total, is growing by 3.5 % annually, compared with 1.5% among Israelis. Once this large segment of voters begins to participate in the municipal elections, which have thus far avoided, for fear that they thought were legitimizing the Israeli regime, control of the City Council likely will pass to a Palestinian majority. Since 1967, Israel has defended the city as its eternal capital united. Peres understood that a united Jerusalem under Israeli rule was not only possible and assured the Foreign Minister of Norway in a 1993 letter , which was essential for the conclusion of the Oslo Accords , which Israel would respect the autonomy of Palestinian institutions in east Jerusalem . Similarly, in 2000, Prime Minister Ehud Barak endorsed Clinton Parameters, which called for the division of Jerusalem into two capitals based on ethnic lines. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert followed the same line with the peace proposal of 2008, which presented to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas; also recommended to internationalize the administration of the Old City.