It’s official in Europe, East Jerusalem WILL BE the capital of Palestine. And to celebrate the fact that the EU stood up to Israel I give you you're very own DIY celebration confetti kit above. Use it at will. So happy I live here where people are more level headed and not totally under the Israeli lobby control. Before the vote the Mayor of “Jerusalem”, but let’s make that the Mayor of WEST Jerusalem, which is accurate, tried his best arm twisting tactics to sway the vote:
link Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday sent an official letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, in which he insisted that Jerusalem remain united "as the eternal capital of the State of Israel."Too bad, so sad, you loose, and here is his response upon loosing:
link Barkat: the ministers' decision is a real threat to the future of JerusalemThe “real” threat is the fact that people are no longer going to stand for the illegal expansion of Israel. And now they have been told, in no uncertain terms, that East Jerusalem is not up for an Israeli land grab. Now here’s what the Palestinians had to say:
link Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad praised the EU foreign ministers' announcement that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel and a Palestinian state.
"The time has come that the leaders in Israel understand that there is no benefit in continued manipulations, bypassing UN resolutions, and continued coercive policies in the territories. Israel is not above the law and is not the only player in the area," he said.