In politics, it is an accepted fact that there will be gaps between the declarations politicians make and the facts on the ground. In less cynical terms, one could say that politicians frequently face a tricky choice between their pledges and their interests, and end up acting differently than they have said they will.

Yet there are some lines most do not cross – for example, regarding Jerusalem. One is unlikely to find a politician who would argue against the primacy of Jerusalem. Even representatives of the left-wing parties avoid doing so loudly and clearly, usually preferring to make vague remarks about the need to consolidate the city economically and socially.

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