East Jerusalem: A Shared Capital Or A Palestinian National Capital, But Not Part Of The Capital To An Israeli 10,000 Year Reich
"The dispute over east Jerusalem — home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites — is the most intractable issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel captured the area in the 1967 Mideast war, immediately annexed it and claims all of Jerusalem as its eternal capital. But the annexation has not been internationally recognized, and the Palestinians want to make east Jerusalem the capital of a future state.
An explicit European endorsement of their claims to east Jerusalem would be a major diplomatic victory for the Palestinians. It also would mark a significant break with tradition. The Europeans have long said Jerusalem should be a shared capital, but that Israel and the Palestinians must jointly agree on that."
Josef Federman "Israel warns EU over east Jerusalem dispute" Associated Press December 1, 2009
Photo credit: East Jerusalem, either part of a shared capital, or the future national capital of the Future State of Palestine; but not part of the capital of Israel's illegal, expansionist dreams. (c) Dan Balilty/Associated Press 2009. Copyright controlled.
In November 1967, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 was passed, calling for Israel to withdraw "from territories occupied in the recent conflict". In 1980, the Knesset passed the Jerusalem Law which declared that "Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel", however, without specifying boundaries. This declaration was declared "null and void" by United Nations Security Council Resolution 478.
The United Nations said in a statement on December 1, 2009, that the “Secretary General has expressed his dismay at the continuation of demolitions, evictions and the installment of Israeli settlers in Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem.”