Some East Jerusalem Palestinians View Election Warily

Palestinians in traditionally Arab East Jerusalem will be able to vote in Sunday's presidential elections, but some are fearful of jeopardizing their status in a city Israel has declared its eternal and indivisible capital. Presidential frontrunner Mahmoud Abbas cancelled a planned appearance in Jerusalem because Israel insisted he could visit only with Israeli security guards. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports.

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