The AIPAC crowd responded with notably more enthusiasm to Netanyahu's assertion that Jews had been building in Jerusalem for 3,000 years and that Israel would continue to do so.
"Jerusalem is not a settlement. It's our capital," Netanyahu said to a prolonged standing ovation.
The neighborhoods Israel has built in east Jerusalem are an "inextricable" part of
the city, the Israeli leader said, and will remain part of Israel under any peace agreement.
So, the tension continues to build between Israel and the U.S.