Israel bucks U.S. demands Says it won't halt plans for apartments in E. Jerusalem Staff writer Jeffrey Fleishman reported from Cairo; Batsheva Sobelman is a special correspondent. | Tribune Newspapers July 20, 2009 JERUSALEM - -- Calling Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem indisputable, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected U.S. demands to stop plans to build 20 Jewish-owned apartments in the eastern part of the city that Palestinians regard as key to their future state. The complete article can ba found at: Israel bucks U.S. demands -- chicagotribune.com If the United States is to make any progress in the middle east we must enforce the following so the Zealots of both sides can't haggle: UN General Assembly resolution 303 reiterated the UN commitment to internationalization of Jerusalem, and designated it a "corpus separatum" - separate body. Under the original partition plan of 1947 (GA resolution 181), Jerusalem was to have been administered under UN sovereignty as an international city. Perhaps the UN resolutions that the United States wants to enforce are those that please the Zionists only. I hope I am wrong!