Jerusalem's Old City
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Natan Sharansky
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Ron Lauder funding campaign against division of Jerusalem

One Jerusalem launches million-dollar campaign ahead of Annapolis conference; initiative backed by leading public figures, US congressmen

American businessman Ronald Lauder is among those funding a million-dollar campaign against the division of Jerusalem, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.


One Jerusalem, an organization headed by former minister Natan Sharansky and Yehiel Leiter, is expected to launch the campaign on Sunday ahead of the peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland.


The organization launched a similar campaign seven years ago during Ehud Barak's tenure as prime minister. Ehud Olmert, then mayor of Jerusalem, was the driving force behind that initiative.


Leading Israeli public figures, a number of US congressmen and hundreds of One Jerusalem activists are expected to attend a ceremony that will kick off the campaign at the Armon Hanatziv promenade in the capital.


Meanwhile, another campaign against the division of Jerusalem has been launched in the press and on the internet. The campaign's organizers plan to hand out 500,000 golden ribbons to residents and ask that they tie them to their cars as a show of support. 


פרסום ראשון: 11.25.07, 09:33
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