At the celebrations of the forty-second anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, the Israeli president and PM vowed to keep the city united under Jewish sovereignty. That’s a laudable show of defiance to Obama’s pressure.
The devil is in the details: according to Netanyahu, under Israeli jurisdiction the other faiths will enjoy unfettered access to their “holy” sites. The churches with “images of God” will continue desecrating the Holy Land, and Al Aqsa will occupy the Temple Mount.
De facto, Muslims will continue to enjoy sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Realistically, any peace treaty will cede Jerusalem’s Arab districts to Palestine.
The French Foreign Ministry lambasted Netanyahu’s commitment and demanded that Jerusalem become the Palestinian capital.