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“Never before have Arabs made a capital in a kind of holy city. Take Saudi Arabia. They have Mecca, Medina, to build their capital there. They took a village called Riyadh and turned it into a capital. The Jordanians had Jerusalem, but they built a capital in Amman and not Jerusalem. I think the Arabs have — the Muslims have great rights in Jerusalem and they must be safeguarded to the tiniest little bit, as the rights of other Christians ... We were there a little earlier. In another four or five years, we celebrate 3,000 years since David the King came and made his capital of the Jewish Kingdom in Jerusalem. When we came back to a unified city after the Six-Day War, we were attacked, we drove them away, the city became one. We didn't touch any of the holy places. We gave freedom of access and freedom of prayer, of course, and freedom of education to every one of the many groups in the city.” Teddy Kollek; Mayor of Jerusalem (1967-1993)

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“Never

before

have

Arabs

made

a

capital

in

a

kind

of

holy

city



Take

Saudi

Arabia



They

have

Mecca



Medina



to

build

their

capital

there



They

took

a

village

called

Riyadh

and

turned

it

into

a

capital



The

Jordanians

had

Jerusalem



but

they

built

a

capital

in

Amman

and

not

Jerusalem



I

think

the

Arabs

have



the

Muslims

have

great

rights

in

Jerusalem

and

they

must

be

safeguarded

to

the

tiniest

little

bit



as

the

rights

of

other

Christians









We

were

there

a

little

earlier



In

another

four

or

five

years



we

celebrate

3

000

years

since

David

the

King

came

and

made

his

capital

of

the

Jewish

Kingdom

in

Jerusalem



When

we

came

back

to

a

unified

city

after

the

Six

Day

War



we

were

attacked



we

drove

them

away



the

city

became

one



We

didn

t

touch

any

of

the

holy

places



We

gave

freedom

of

access

and

freedom

of

prayer



of

course



and

freedom

of

education

to

every

one

of

the

many

groups

in

the

city



Teddy

Kollek



Mayor

of

Jerusalem

(1967

1993)



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