Jerusalem Belongs to Israel

Syrkin, Marie
December 1980
New Republic;12/13/80, Vol. 183 Issue 24, p17
Discusses the issues involved in the Knesset's passage of the Jerusalem Law declaring united Jerusalem to be Israel's capital. Author's observation that it gave the Arab countries a pretext for further pressure on weakening countries that had not yielded to threats of an oil embargo; Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)-inspired Security Council Resolution which demanded the removal of several embassies in Jerusalem; Ill-timed declaration of the Jerusalem Law which thrust the problem of Jerusalem into the forefront; Division of Jerusalem as the direct result of Arab aggression; Plans for Arab-Jewish coexistence in Jerusalem.


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