by Teresa Neumann : May 14, 2010 : Staff – The Jerusalem Post
The truth is that Jerusalem is our lifeblood. We have an indissoluble connection to it.”

(Jerusalem, Israel)—Israel’s capital will never be divided, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said during a speech in honor of Jerusalem Day on Wednesday, May 12.

“We cannot divide or freeze a city as vibrant and creative as Jerusalem – we will continue to build and be built by it,” he said. “Jerusalem Day is the day on which Jerusalem was finally liberated, and was able to take all of its residents, Jewish and Arab, under its wings. Never again shall it be suffocated, gloomy or divided.”

As reported in the Jerusalem Post, Netanyahu’s speech centered on the interaction between peace and truth.

“We are the generation which was lucky enough to see our holy sites liberated and returned to our hands, and it is upon us to transfer this right to our children,” he said.

“The truth is that Jerusalem is our lifeblood. We have an indissoluble connection to it.”

An AP report noted that Netanyahu quoted the Bible frequently when defending the state of Israel, saying: “Because you asked: Jerusalem is mentioned 142 times in the New Testament, and none of the 16 various Arabic names for Jerusalem is mentioned in the Koran. But in an expanded interpretation of the Koran from the 12th century, one passage is said to refer to Jerusalem.” 

PM empahsizes Jerusalem’s connection to capital on Jerusalem Day.

Israel’s capital will never be divided, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated during a speech at Ammunition Hill in honor of Jerusalem Day on Wednesday evening.

“We cannot divide or freeze a city as vibrant and creative as Jerusalem – we will continue to build and be built by it,” Netanyahu stressed.

During his speech, Netanyahu also touched upon the peace process and the significant role Jerusalem seems to be playing in its advancement. “I believe that we will achieve peace, but whoever suggests that the problems with the peace process are really based on a problem with Jerusalem, we will remind them that [Jerusalem] was once divided, but [nevertheless] war raged there,” he said.

Netanyahu continued, “Each side will bring their requests to the negotiations, but in the end, the idea that the Jewish nation should live in its land and build its capital will not be a deterrent to achieving peace.”


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