Letting go of Jerusalem – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Jerusalem is no longer a focus of identity for Israelis and has ceased to inspire the wider public,” Rivlin continued, “I fear that we are in a post-Jerusalem era.”He acknowledged that it was mainly the politicians’ fault: “We have sinned against Jerusalem with endless talk of its borders and boundaries and lack of attention to content and a relevant vision.” Rivlin is that rare creature on the Israeli right wing, a man who is still capable of seeing the suffering of the other side.”How can we expect Jerusalem to inspire all” he asked, “when it suffers from severe discrimination between the Arab and the Jewish sectors?”

Even if a majority of Israelis still say they are against any sharing of Jerusalem in a future peace agreement, they ceased caring for the city long ago. They rarely visit it, on Jerusalem Day or any other, they regard it as a depressing, boring and even dangerous place and certainly wouldn’t consider living there.

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