Jerusalem will never be divided, says Barkat

‘There is not one good example of a split city that works,’ capital’s mayor says in Q & A with ‘Post’ editor-in-chief.

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat stays firm on Zionism.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat insisted that Jerusalem is not up for negotiation in a future peace process during a conversation with Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief David Horovitz on Saturday night at the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem.

“In [the peace negotiations] there are a lot of pink lines, but I have one red line: It’s called Jerusalem, don’t negotiate with Jerusalem,” the mayor told the crowd of 500, eliciting cheers.

Noting that he considers the idea of a divided Jerusalem “dead on arrival,” the mayor added that “There is no good example of a split city that works.”

He called the Friday evening terrorist attack which killed five Israelis in Itamar an example of the importance of sticking to certain “red lines” in negotiations. “This whole brutality reminds us the level of risks we need to take with our neighbors,” he said. “We cannot trust that this will not happen again.”

source: Jerusalem Post.

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