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A necessary lesson for the Brits, by Nadav Shragai (JNS)

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Jun. 27, 2018

Beyond international law, on which Britain ostensibly relies when it refers to eastern Jerusalem as “occupied Palestinian territory,” someone needs to respectfully give Prince William a history lesson on the city: In a nutshell, Islam, which demands Jerusalem and its holy sites, only showed up on the scene some 2,000 years after the people of Israel became a nation.

The Old City of Jerusalem and eastern Jerusalem, where Britain’s Prince William is set to visit in the coming days, are about as much a part of the Palestinian Authority as India is still the British Raj.

But this is no matter to the Brits, who continue to cling to the false claim that eastern Jerusalem is “occupied territory.” The United Kingdom continues to deny not only reality and Israel’s historic and religious right to Jerusalem in its entirety, but the fact that Jerusalem has had a majority Jewish population for the past 150 years.

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