Israel study the statement of Russia about the status of Jerusalem
TEL AVIV, 6 may — RIA Novosti. Israeli authorities are examining the statement the Russian foreign Ministry’s readiness to recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, said to RIA Novosti, the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Israel, Emmanuel Nachshon.
In a Thursday statement to assess the state of the middle East peace process, the Russian foreign Ministry confirmed the recognition for East Jerusalem the status of “the capital of a future Palestinian state,” and simultaneously announced that it is considering “West Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.”
“We are studying the Russian statement,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
The office of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who concurrently heads the Ministry of foreign Affairs, declined to comment for this reason.
Israel declared Jerusalem its “United and indivisible” capital, including its Eastern areas and the historic center, occupied during the 1967 war and later annexed.
The world does not recognize the annexation and considers the status of the city one of the core problems of the middle East conflict which should be resolved on the basis of an agreement with the Palestinians claiming the Eastern part of Jerusalem.