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.
“Fifty years ago we returned to the heart of our capital and our country, and 50 years ago we did not conquer it, rather we liberated it,” Netanyahu said at the ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was visibly moved when presented with a historic book, compiled by United with Israel, of over half a million signatures of members from around the world declaring support for a united Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish state.
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.