This is why negotiations will go nowhere:
Yair Lapid, Israeli Finance Minister, on Charlie Rose:
“…For years and years everybody thought that without the Right of Return the Palestinians will never, never do anything. And then Abu Mazen six months ago or eight months ago sits on an interview on Israel’s Channel 2 — not BBC, not Charlie Rose — but Israel’s Channel 2 and says, ‘I understand now that I will never go back to my home in Safad,’ which is Israel, mainland Israel. So what happened? What happened was the Palestinians realized there is a total consensus against the Right of Return, and if they really want to have a state, they will have to give up on this. It’s the same about Jerusalem. The question is, do the Palestinians want their own state?”
Does this genius realize that even the US government does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over one inch of Jerusalem — East or West.