By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Jerusalem is a hot button international issue these days.
In Israel, however, there is no debate about the status of the nation's capital. In Israel, there is wall to wall consensus item.
The leader of the Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid, made the point clearly and succinctly. He said: "I will not negotiate over Jerusalem. We're better off with no peace agreement than with an agreement that divides Jerusalem."
Yesh Atid is a center left party that has marketed itself as the conscious of Israel. If Yair Lapid is so clear about Jerusalem, rest assured that most of Israel is of the same mind.
Right and left in Israel are all in favor of maintaining Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. They all agree that Jerusalem should be the seat of all foreign diplomatic representations.
It is - simply put -- a no brainer.
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