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When the term is used of course, what exactly is controversial is not explained. Knowledge of it is presumed, as if with a wink and a nod to the reader. Actually putting into words what is controversial would take some knowledge of the situation and would reveal just how ridiculous and anti-Semetic it is to say that Jews should not be allowed to be here, in the Land of Israel, Judea, Jerusalem of all places. And so to avoid that entire discussion and all the unpleasantries it entails, the term “East Jerusalem” is used.
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