Warhaftig Says Israel Must Retain Jerusalem Even if Occupied Territory is Returned
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Warhaftig Says Israel Must Retain Jerusalem Even if Occupied Territory is Returned

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Israel’s Minister for Religious Affairs said here today that realities may force Israel to give up part of the territories occupied in last June’s Arab-Israel war but there can be no question of Israel’s right to retain all of Jerusalem which has been a Jewish city for most of its history. Dr. Zerach Wahrhaftig spoke at the world conference of Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi, the Orthodox parties. He said Israel should, however, try to hold as much of the “liberated territory” as possible. He pointed out that Jerusalem has been under non-Jewish rule for comparatively short periods historically and was never the capital of any nation but Israel.

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