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Israel's 40th Jerusalem Day guest list somewhat short

JERUSALEM -- Everything is in place for gala celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the moment many Israelis see as their most glorious -- the dramatic unification of Jerusalem under their control in the 1967 Middle East war.

But the guest list keeps getting shorter, because the world doesn't recognize Israel's claim to the whole city.

The anniversary celebrations, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, are underlining the controversy surrounding Israel's hold on the fractious city it calls its eternal, undivided capital.

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