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Israel's Knesset passes law to prevent the government from giving up East Jerusalem

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A general view of the Dome of the Rock (right) and al-Aqsa mosque (left) both in the al-Aqsa morque compound seen in the walled Old City of Jerusalem. A new law passed Tuesday morning prevents the government from entering into any agreement to divide the city of Jerusalem in future peace negotiations. (2014 file photo/Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

The Knesset — Israel's unicameral legislature — passed a law Tuesday morning that was designed to prevent the government from entering into any agreement to divide the city of Jerusalem in future peace negotiations.

In an early morning vote, the Knesset voted 64 to 51 to pass the law, which requires any future settlement accord with the Palestinians to be submitted back to the Knesset for two-thirds approval, if that agreement cedes any portion of Jerusalem to Palestinian control.

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