Led me to an article on East Jerusalem, which says it has never been Arab Jerusalem, save for a short period, 1948-67, when it was occupied by Jordan (and Jews expelled, synagogues burned). The view -- eg within the BBC -- that Israel is "illegally" occupying East Jerusalem is simply not true. The US Congress made this clear in 1995.
As Steve Lieblich, says
The great obstacle to Middle East peace is not that Jews insist on living among Arabs. It is that Arabs insist that Jews not live among them.