Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the situation in East Jerusalem

February 10, 2011
Japanese

  1. The Government of Japan is concerned about the Jerusalem municipal planning committee’s approval of a plan to build housing units for Jewish people in the Sheih Jarrah of East Jerusalem. Such act goes against the efforts by the international community to resume the negotiations.

  2. The Government of Japan does not recognize any act that prejudges the final status of the territories in the pre-1967 borders nor Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem.  Japan urges Israel to refrain from any unilateral act that changes the current situation in East Jerusalem.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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