5:06 PM ET - An Israeli Cabinet minister acknowledged Monday that the security barrier around Jerusalem was intended to ensure a Jewish majority in the city, apparently contradicting the government's official security claims. Haim Ramon, the Israeli Cabinet minister for Jerusalem, said during an interview with Israel radio that while the security fence protects against terror attacks by suicide bombers it "also makes it more Jewish." Israel seized the eastern part of Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Six Days War, but the barrier will cut off a number of Arab neighborhoods. AP has more. From Israel, Haaretz has local coverage of the announcement of the "Jerusalem envelope."
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