Sunday, August 27, 2006

NY Times letter 2002 October 9: East and West Jerusalem

East and West Jerusalem

To the Editor:

''Angry at U.S., Palestinians Ratify Capital in Jerusalem'' (news article, Oct. 7) does not mention the fact that the western half of Jerusalem, where the American government plans to locate a future embassy, has been Israeli since the inception of the state.

The only land under dispute is the eastern half, which Israel offered the Palestinians at Camp David. Perhaps the Palestinians should be angered by Yasir Arafat's having said ''no'' to this offer.

Jerusalem, Oct. 7, 2002

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