As Jerusalem marks the 53rd anniversary of the city’s unification in the Six-Day War, the municipality continues to grow and prosper with a record number of residents – Jews and Arabs – who enjoy the freedom of access to their holy sites.
On Jerusalem Day, we celebrate 51 years of the reunification of the city. That means over half a century since the city was opened up to people of all faiths to visit and pray freely at Jerusalem’s holy sites.
“It’s one thing to have an online petition and quite another to publicly display the actual names of the signatories on the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City,” said United with Israel founder Michael Gerbitz.
A historic initiative bearing over 500,000 signatures from 168 countries presented to US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is a global statement of support for a united Jerusalem.
More than three dozen legislators representing 19 countries joined together to officially congratulate Israel on the occasion of Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the liberation and reunification of the city during the 1967 Six-Day War.
Speaking ahead of the annual Jerusalem Day Israeli holiday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the international community for attempting to divide Jerusalem and for ignoring the Jewish people’s historical connection to the ancient city and the Temple Mount.
Florence Bar Ilan's collection of correspondence with her American relatives from the 1930s through the 1960s, has been published by family members ahead of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), which falls on May 17.