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Netanyahu Vows to Protect Jerusalem: ‘We Won’t Divide Our Heart’

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the 2014 International Youth Bible Contest finals. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org On the eve of Jerusalem Day, which was celebrated Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israeli capital would never be divided again.

“We are protecting the heart of the nation—we will never divide our heart,” Netanyahu said Tuesday at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel Hayom reported.

Jerusalem Day is the day that celebrates the anniversary of the city’s reunification in 1967.

“Because we believe that our capital is the heart of our nation, it has to be united. … We want to make sure that Jerusalem is built and that it flourishes. We have a lot of work ahead of us,” Netanyahu said.

The prime minister added, “Jerusalem is the Western Wall, Mount Zion, Mount Moriah. It is the eternity of Israel. There is a lot of anti-Semitism among the gentiles, but there is also a great deal of admiration, because we have a spark, we have soul, a special spirit. We are a people who have returned to their land and built a home.”

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