The people of Israel celebrated 50 years of a reunified Holy City this week on Jerusalem Day.
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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.
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.
It has been fifty years since Israel was forced into what is now known as the Six-Day War. Our friends at JerusalemU have shared this video that explains why Israel had to go to war, and what this battle meant for the future of the Jewish state and her people.
After Israel retook Jerusalem's Old City during the 1967 Six-Day War, IDF Rabbi Shlomo Goren brought the Torah to the holy site while blowing the shofar.
Nir Barkat talks about the upcoming reunification celebration and presidential visit, adding "if there's a road for peace, it goes through recognition of Jerusalem as our capital."