Netanyahu: 'Dividing Jerusalem would be a moral, historical mistake'

Dividing Jerusalem would be a "moral and historical mistake," opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday. "It is difficult to find states and peoples who are prepared to divide their capitals. It is particularly shocking in light of the historical connection between the people of Israel and their capital, Jerusalem," Netanyahu said at a Bar-Ilan University conference. The opposition leader added that "the result of the division of Jerusalem and the subsequent entry of Hamas into the city would be the formation of an Iranian enclave in the city, which would put the residents of Jerusalem at risk of daily attack, making their lives impossible and blowing up the conflict to dimensions we haven't seen until today."