One of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s deputies said earlier this week that Olmert was considering dividing Jerusalem in a peace deal. This idea was slammed hard by the majority of the Israeli population, led by the once — and perhaps future — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Olmert later said he was not considering re-dividing the city.

At the same time, a member of the Palestinian Authority said that without all of east Jerusalem, there can be no deal, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said that his goals are all of the west bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem — but he’s willing to trade some settlement blocs for land inside Israel to connect Gaza and the west bank.