"The struggle for Jerusalem is a struggle for truth. No other nation has the same ties as we do to Jerusalem – but there is also no nation that has allowed so much freedom of worship to others. We are building the city. We will continue to build it and ensure it thrives."
- Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, kicking off the 43rd Jerusalem Day
"This past year East Jerusalem has been on everyone's agenda, making headlines in Israel and abroad. Unfortunately, despite all this attention, the harsh reality of everyday life of 300,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites remains unknown, ignored by both the authorities and the public..."