Olmert to OU: I’m Not Dividing Jerusalem (At Least Not Right Now)
It took only three weeks, but finally PM Olmert’s office responded to the Orthodox Union’s letter voicing the group’s concern over talk about dividing Jerusalem.
Olmert’s letter promises that the “issue of Jerusalem is currently not under negotiations with the Palestinians” and that in any future settlement, the PM will “strengthen the Jewish character of Jerusalem.”
The letter made OU even more worried, especially the use of the term “currently” in describing the status of Jerusalem negotiations. In response, the group put out a statement calling on Olmert to “be more explicit”