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According to the BBC, Israel has no capital city
Via The Commentator:
Every other nation represented on the BBC website has a profile of the country which lists ‘Key Facts’. For instance, Djibouti’s top medal sport is athletics, its population is 879,100 and its capital is Djibouti. In case you were unsure, Iranians are good at wrestling, their capital is Tehran and there are just over 75 million people living there. Read full story.
Via IMRA: Jerusalem Mayor Responds to BBC questioning of Jerusalem as Israels Capital
23/7/12 - In response to the BBC's decision not to refer to Jerusalem on its 2012 Summer Olympics' website as the capital of Israel, but rather "the seat of government…though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv" Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat issued the following statement:
"Throughout the history of Jerusalem, with over a dozen conquerors, only the Jewish people have called the Holy City of Jerusalem our capital. Jerusalem today, under Israeli sovereignty, has returned to the role it played 2000-3000 years ago. There is unprecedented freedom of movement and religion and the world is welcome and encouraged to enjoy the beauty and majesty of Jerusalem."
"We will not accept those who deny our history, our sovereignty, and our right to determine our own capital. Irrespective of the BBC's political agenda, Jerusalem was, is, and will always be the capital of Israel and the spiritual, political, and physical center of the Jewish people."
For additional information, contact: Barak Cohen, Spokesman, Jerusalem
Municipality. +972-2-629-6391 or email@example.com
Report: Mossad Steps Up Security for London Olympic Games after Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria
Defense officials here in Jerusalem are denying a British report that the Mossad has increased security in London following the recent terrorist attack in Bulgaria that left 5 Israelis dead. Quoting unnamed sources in Tel Aviv, The Sunday Times says Israel has put more undercover intelligence agents on the ground before the Olympic Games open out of fear that Hezbollah and Iran may carry out another attack, this time on Israeli athletes...