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June 5, 2000
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak told the team negotiating a final peace deal with the Palestinians not to discuss the status of Jerusalem for now, according to a Cabinet statement. Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat reacted by saying that Jerusalem will be the capital of a Palestinian state, adding that if Israelis don’t like the idea, “They can go and drink the Dead Sea.”

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