Rivlin and Netanyahu reaffirm Jerusalem as capital

October 7, 2014 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has received Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the President’s Residence for a private meeting and was updated following the Prime Minister’s return from the United States and reaffirmed their position regarding Jerusalem.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau and President Reuven Rivlin    Photo Haim Zach

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau and President Reuven Rivlin Photo Haim Zach

The two spoke about the Prime Minister’s visit to the United States, his address to the UN General Assembly, and his meeting with US President Barack Obama.

The Prime Minister commented at the beginning of the meeting, “The region is currently engaged in a very difficult struggle against terrorism, we struck hard against this terror this summer in the south, the United States is leading the global fight against the Islamic State forces, and we are supporting this fight in all that is asked of us, and we also extended our hands in peace to all of our neighbors who want peace, and I think these are the things that express the great partnership and the unity of the people that you express so well.”

President Rivlin noted on the Prime Minister’s words, “”One of the more significant elements of our national unity, is the general agreement on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the world needs to understand that, Jerusalem is our capital and as our capital, we need to allow the residents of the city to live and reside in it.”

The Prime Minister added, “When this happens in the capital of Israel, do we have to apologize? Or to cancel it? Not in my opinion, not in your opinion, and not in the opinion of any sensible Jew or indeed any reasoned and fair-minded person.”


2 Responses to “Rivlin and Netanyahu reaffirm Jerusalem as capital”
  1. Paul Winter says:

    Wonderful words indeed. Facts make them a lot of hot air.

    When Jews are attacked in Jerusalem, especially around the Hebrew Uni. and at the Mount of Olives, when Hamas paid thugs regularly riot on the Temple Mount, when Arabs build where they choose and Jewish building is frozen, where Jewish access to the Temple Mount is extremely limited because Jordan objects to the erection of a safe structure, when the tram is 30% out of order because of Arab vandalism and Arab residents who choose not to accept Israeli citizenship are allowed full citizenship rights, it is vainglorious to assert that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.

  2. Lynne Newington says:

    I wonder who the fair minded persons would be and if the agreement with the Holy See has been ratified.

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