TITLE

SHARING UNITED JERUSALEM

AUTHOR(S)
Kollek, Teddy
PUB. DATE
December 1988
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Winter88/89, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the world's perception of the Arab-Israeli conflict which has been significantly altered by recent events in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem. Eleven months of unrest and King Hussein's severing of the links between Jordan and the West Bank have created a new and fluid situation. These events are focusing the world's attention on the need for new policies after twenty years of waiting in vain for Arab governments or Palestinian representatives to come to the peace table. Thinking about new policies for Israel's relations with the Arab states and with the Palestinians should start with Jerusalem. On one hand, there is wide agreement that Jerusalem must be the last item on the agenda of any negotiations, because whatever is decided to be the fate of the West Bank will affect arrangements in Jerusalem. On the other hand, Jerusalem's importance is such that no negotiations can even begin as long as any one of the parties is persuaded that there is no possible reconciliation of the various interests concerning Jerusalem. Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem are no longer part of the West Bank.
ACCESSION #
8901230207

 

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