Netanyahu: We’ll Never Return To A Torn, Divided Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 21: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during an official memorial ceremony for Theodor Herzl at Mount Herzl military cemetery on July 21, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. Herzl, considered to be the founder of modern Zionism, proposed the idea of a Jewish state in Palestine as …
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Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Jerusalem will never be redivided in a ceremony marking 49 years since the unification of Jerusalem on Sunday.

“49 years ago, Jerusalem was released from its shackles. We will not return to a reality whereby the city is torn, divided, and wounded,” Netanyahu said.

President Reuven Rivlin also spoke at the ceremony, and called on the government not to empty the city of its symbols, touching upon the issue whereby government ministries are moving out of Jerusalem.

The ceremony took place on Mt. Herzl and was attended by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, Police Comissioner Roni Alsheikh, and various government ministers and mayors.

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