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  • Former Israeli PM: Jerusalem must be partitioned

    05/20/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/20/2012 | AMY TEIBEL
    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to relinquish the idea of a unified Jerusalem if they truly want peace, contending in a pair of interviews that years of government neglect have kept the Jewish and Arab sectors irreparably divided. The comments, made as Israel marked the 45th anniversary of capturing east Jerusalem, were nearly unprecedented for a mainstream Israeli leader and put Olmert at odds with his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu. Celebrating Israel's control of Jerusalem, Netanyahu declared his government was committed to keeping the entire city Israel's undivided capital. "No Israeli government since 1967 has done...