"As a Jerusalemite and a lover of the city, I ask today about peace in my united Jerusalem, which stands above all bargaining. My Jerusalem is Zion and Zionism, and yet it does not belong only to its history it belongs first and foremost to its people, and to all its residents: secular, religious and Haredi, Arabs and Jews. And in my united Jerusalem there is west and there is an east and there are no secondary sons, there are no secondary Jerusalemites."
Israels Staatspräsident Reuven Rivlin anlässlich des "Jerusalemtags" (17. Mai), mit dem Israel an die Eroberung Ostjerusalems erinnert