The dilemma of Israel's capital

Friday, September 27, 2013 |  Aviel Schneider

Israeli politicians love to praise Jerusalem as “the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.” But these lofty words are not backed up with deeds. Despite an official decision in 2008 to move all government ministries to Jerusalem within eight years, little if anything has been done.

“They only talk about Jerusalem, nothing more,” Jerusalem attorney Amnon Lorch told Israel Today. “Netanyahu himself has a private beach house in Caesarea, rather than in Jerusalem. Officials prefer the cultural and nightlife in Tel Aviv.”

If the government fails to establish its offices in Jerusalem, it should not be surprised that the world does recognize the city as the capital of Israel.

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