As we have noted here, here, here, here, here, here and here, there is no such city or city sector as "Arab East Jerusalem". Like the "West Bank", the term is a fiction and was coined by the Arabs themselves in 1949 following their ethnic cleansing of the entire Jewish community in the eastern part of Jerusalem including the Old City. Prior to this, Jews had lived throughout Jerusalem for centuries and in the modern era, constituted the majority religio-ethnic group from the middle of the 19th century.Jerusalem is a key issue in the conflict. Israel sees the city as its indivisible capital. It captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in a move that is not recognised internationally. Palestinians want the city to be capital of a future state and fear that Israeli settlement will hinder the creation of a viable entity.
But for the racists at Reuters, it is an article of faith (and propaganda) that Jerusalem was an Arab city, is an Arab city, and should always remain an Arab city.
Jewish Jerusalem prior to and following looting and destruction by the Arab Legion in 1948.