Asked to explain Obama's statement at the June AIPAC conference that Jerusalem "must remain undivided" in light of his subsequent statements contemplating shared sovereignty with the Palestinians, Ross responded as follows:
The fact of the matter is, Jerusalem is Israel's capital. That's a fact. It's also a fact that the city should not be divided again. That's also a fact. The position of the United States since Camp David, the position, by the way, adopted in the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, signed by Menachem Begin, was that the final status of Jerusalem would be resolved by negotiations. Those are the three points. That's what [Obama's] position is. [Emphasis added].
No, it's not. And Dennis Ross knows it. It is not even Dennis Ross's position.