In a speech opening Jerusalem Day celebrations, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Jerusalem would never be divided again. “The moment of Jerusalem’s reunification was a one-time event, and will never return, because we will never need to unify the city again,” Olmert said. He added that Jerusalem must be maintained as a single city.
Olmert called on Israelis to recognize that multiple religions promote love for Jerusalem, and many people feel connected to the city. If Israel can find a way to allow all those who love Jerusalem to express their love, Olmert said, the world will accept Israel’s sovereignty over the entire city.