Elkin: “This plan was set to bring more governance to the area – a thing that it is lacking now – and to stop the massive flow of illegal infiltration into Jerusalem."
Yerushalayim-Al Quds presents a challenge to all Jerusalemites and an opportunity to save Jerusalem.
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said that the plan tilts toward Israel and is unacceptable to the Palestinians.
The plan now faces hurdles in light of changes to Basic Law: Jerusalem.
Rivlin recalled that his political tutor, former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, once told him that "sometimes the obvious should be said."
"The recognition will have very serious implications and will be provocative to all Muslims' feelings."
Israel Land Fund’s Arieh King tells The Jerusalem Post the east Jerusalem neighborhood is undergoing a revolution.
Proponents of the bill say it's meant to keep the capital united, but the text allows for dividing it.