Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Jerusalem should not be the capital of any future Palestinian state in an interview with The New York Time
s published on Sunday.
“Jerusalem is not a place, Jerusalem is an idea,” Lapid told the Times
on Thursday, adding that “Jerusalem is the capital of the Israeli state.”In regard to Israeli settlements, Lapid said he would make no move to obstruct their "natural expansion" in the West Bank.
The finance minister told the Times
that land in east Jerusalem should remain in Israeli hands according to the 1967 lines, stating “we didn’t come here for nothing.”