Zeev Elkin vs. Nir Barkat at the inaugural conference of JISS. Should Kafr Akab and Shuafat be cut out of the Jerusalem municipality or not?
JERUSALEM AFFAIRS MINISTER BACKS PLAN TO COUNTER DEMOGRAPHIC THREAT
BY UDI SHAHAM | NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Ze’ev Elkin is currently pushing for an amendment to be made to the Basic Law to change the capital’s borders.
Approving the proposed legislative amendments dubbed as the “Jerusalem Bill” is the most effective way to overcome the “demographic challenge” and fortify the Jewish majority in the capital, according to Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin.
In a special Knesset discussion initiated by MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union) on the future of east Jerusalem, Elkin said creating a different municipal entity for the Jerusalem neighborhoods that were left beyond the security barrier, is the only solution to maintaining a stable situation and Jewish sovereignty over the capital at the same time.