Netanyahu Rejects Prince William’s ‘Occupied’ Itinerary Language: ‘Jerusalem Is Israel’s Eternal Capital’

Photo by: zz/KGC-22/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 6/24/18 Prince William The Duke of Cambridge arrives at Amman Civil Marka International Airport in Amman, Jordan at the start of his five day tour of the Middle East where he will visit Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. William was greeted by Crown …

The Algemeiner reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday leveled pointed criticism of British Prince William’s planned visit to the Jewish state.

The official itinerary for the trip refers to Jerusalem as “part of the occupied Palestinian territories,” a determination which has rankled Israeli officials. According to Hebrew news website Walla, Netanyahu was asked about the reference by Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin at the government’s weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.

The prime minister replied, “Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal capital.” Elkin had previously criticized the royal designation of Jerusalem, saying, “United Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and no distortion in the tour itinerary can change that reality.”

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