Words have great meaning-especially in diplomacy and politics.
Thus,in response to an OU (Orthodox Union) letter to PM Olmert ( on Sept 20) regarding Jerusalem,Rachel Risby-Raz ,Diaspora Advisor to the PM ,answered on Oct. 8.
Note,this PM, who as Jerusalem Mayor led a 350,000 person demonstration against dividing Jerusalem, did not personally respond.
The issue of Jerusalem"is currently not under negotiations with the Palestinians."-If you believe that-do I have a bridge to sell you!
In any future settlement,"the PM, will strengthen the Jewish character of Jer...,enhance its Jewish majority,and keep Jer.. as the eternal,united and internationally recognized Capitol of the Jewish People,and the State of Israel,"
MISSING--ANY MENTION of the SPIRITUAL CENTRUM OF OUR FAITH
Meaning-if we can get away with it,we will divide Jer..,and give away the Temple Mount,and perhaps internationalize the Kotel.