The New York Times

US Studies Centre Postdoctoral Fellow Jeremy Pressman's published Letter to the Editor in response to Michael B. Oren's article For Israel and America, a Disagreement, Not a Crisis.

To the Editor:

Michael B. Oren notes that every Israeli prime minister since 1967 has supported “Israel’s policy on Jerusalem.” But he does not mention that two recent Israeli prime ministers, Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, also recognized that Israel would have to give Palestinians sovereignty in some of East Jerusalem as part of any peace deal.

As Mr. Olmert said in 2008, “Whoever talks seriously about security in Jerusalem ... must be willing to relinquish parts of Jerusalem.”

Jeremy Pressman Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2010