Lapid: Jerusalem will not be divided 'no matter what happens' with the Palestinians

December 27, 2014 16:20


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"We will not divide Jerusalem," Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid vowed Saturday, "no matter what happens."

Speaking at a cultural event in Holon, Lapid said Israel could reach an agreement with the Palestinians without dividing the capital, noting that countries "do not negotiate over their capitals" and if this issue breaks down a final agreement "so be it."

Lapid used the public platform to lash out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as he often does on his campaign trail, this time for the aftermath of Israel's seven-week war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

There were no diplomatic efforts, after the July-August war, to take part in the Gaza reconstruction conference where nations pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild the Strip, a failure, Lapid said, that resulted in Hamas staying in power.

"Survival, survival, survival" – is all Netanyahu is concerned about, charged Lapid.

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