JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Thursday that all of Jerusalem will always remain under Israeli sovereignty, despite Palestinian demands for control over part of the city.
Netanyahu was speaking at a ceremony marking 42 years since Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war. He did not refer to Palestinian claims to east Jerusalem as the capital of the state they want to establish. The Israeli prime minister has refused to endorse the creation of a Palestinian state despite U.S. pressure.
"United Jerusalem is Israel's capital," said Netanyahu. "Jerusalem was always ours and will always be ours. It will never again be partitioned and divided."
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You gotta think Obama hates to hear this in light of the fact that he is supposed to speak in Egypt soon about this being the time to divide Jerusalem and make it the Palestinian capitol.