Why is Jerusalem important?: SAM GREENHILL explains

What is the status of Jerusalem?Israel set up its parliament in West Jerusalem when the state of Israel was proclaimed in 1948. The move followed the United Nations’ vote to partition Palestine on the basis of the British pledge known as the Balfour Declaration that paved the way for a homeland for the Jewish people.Israel occupied 78 per cent of the land, with the remaining 22 per cent split between Gaza and the West Bank.Then, in 1967, during the Six-Day Arab-Israeli war, Israel annexed Ara...