Commentary
Will Israel Give Up Jerusalem?

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'Jerusalem is non-negotiable.'

Pat upholds Jerusalem as the Biblically ordained capital of Israel during The 700 Club, March 15, 1999

Israel is not going to give up Jerusalem. Jerusalem is non-negotiable. I have talked to Netanyahu and, of course, his predecessors in Israel. They are just not going to divide Jerusalem. That is their capital. It was the capital won by King David and they are not about to give it up.

"Yasser Arafat wants the capital in East Jerusalem, and he is not going to get it. He can have Bethlehem; he can have Jericho; he can have Nablus; he can have a number of cities, but he is not going to get Jerusalem.

"If he insists on it, ultimately, there will be war. But that is what the Bible says --That is going to be the place of ultimate conflict. It's going to be over the status of Jerusalem.

I just hope and pray that America comes down on the right side, and the right side is for Israel to continue the land that was given to them by God Almighty.



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