Prime Minister Netanyahu emphasized the importance of Jerusalem’s unity during a special Knesset plenum session on Wednesday, Jerusalem Day.
"Like many Israelis, many Knesset members are too young to remember how Jerusalem looked when it was divided, when there was a wall four stories high in the middle of Jaffa Street.”
Before the Six Day War, Netanyahu explained:
"Jerusalem was suffocating, a city that did not develop, that was frozen.”
“That changed after Jerusalem was united under Israeli sovereignty, Jerusalem is breathing and blossoming. Jerusalem is developing as one town.”
Netanyahu cited new developments in Jerusalem, including a new train line into the capital and a biotechnology center, and said that much-needed new schools are being constructed in Arab neighborhoods.
“All this secures the future of Jerusalem, We often talk about the city’s past, but we need to appreciate what is being done in the present.”