The people of Israel celebrated 50 years of a reunified Holy City this week on Jerusalem Day.
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This week, Israel marked the 50th annual Jerusalem Day, which celebrates the reunification of the Holy City under Israeli control after the 1967 Six-Day War.
A newly-released trove of photographs gives us a rare glimpse into both the horror and the joy of Israel's miraculous victory in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Thousands upon thousands of Israelis marched around Jerusalem's Old City while waving flags and singing, celebrating fifty years since the city's reunification during the Six-Day War.
Fifty years ago, a young journalist on his first assignment flew from the U.S. to Israel and ended up with a firsthand account of the Six-Day War in wartorn Jerusalem.
Jerusalem's 50th Jerusalem Day events include festive ones such as a Flag Dance Parade and special Knesset session, but solemn moments, as well, such as memorials for Ethiopian olim (immigrants) and for soldiers killed during the Six-Day War.
To show its solidarity with the grieving city of Manchester, England, which was targeted by a horrific terrorist bombing this week, Tel Aviv's city hall was illuminated with the Union Jack.
PM Netanyahu spoke at a special Jerusalem Day session of the Knesset, vowing that the Holy City will never be divided and pointing out that Donald Trump's visit to the Western Wall "destroyed UNESCO's propaganda and lies."
As Israel begins to celebrate the golden jubilee of the reunification of the Holy City, her president opened the ceremonies at the Kotel.
The Gaza-based terror group called Trump's acknowledgment of Jewish ties to the Holy City "racist" and said it "encourages hatred of Palestinians."