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Israel: Comments on Jerusalem (Taken Question)


Taken Question
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 24, 2009

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Question: What is the U.S. response to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments that all of Jerusalem will remain under Israeli sovereignty and “will never again be partitioned and divided”?

Answer: Jerusalem is a final status issue. Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to resolve its status during negotiations. We will support their efforts to reach agreements on all final status issues.


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PRN: 2009/500

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