by Chana Ya’ar (IsraelNationalNews)

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told international media Wednesday that his city’s diverse population cannot be divided – nor can the city itself.

Even though the Palestinian Authority continues to insist that Israel give up half of Jerusalem so it can create a capital for a new PA Arab country, Barkat said the demand is simply unrealistic. “You cannot divide this city,” he told an Associated Press reporter and several others who met in his office at city hall. “I know it will never work.”

There are more than 800,000 residents in the city, including at least half a million Jews and nearly 300,000 Arabs, most of whom work together with Jews.

“Where will they work?” Barkat asked. “Show me one example of a city (divided) that continued to work….

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