Posted by: Elena's Israel Blog | 06/04/2011


Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) is almost here! On the 28th of the Jewish month of Iyar, which in 1967 corresponded to the 6th of June, Israel, in a war of self-defense, took the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), Gaza Strip and Golan Heights from Jordan, Egypt and Syria respectively. And Jerusalem was reunified.

On June 5, 1967 the Jewish neighborhoods of “West” Jerusalem were attacked. The bombardment destroyed residential, commercial, religious centers, schools, and hospitals. (Where was the condemnation of the UN?) Then came Operation Focus – the surprise Israeli pre-emptive air strike which opened the war. The Six Day War had begun. With advance knowledge that Israel’s hateful enemies were planning to destroy them, their stunning victory in annihilating 18 enemy airfields, including over 300 planes on the first day (650 in all) was clearly a miracle from God.

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Contrary to popular misconception, it was not only Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, which attacked the 9 mile wide Jewish state – forces from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Kuwait, Tunisia, Sudan participates as well! This was not David against Goliath – it was David against 12 Goliaths! After two days of brave and historic battles, the Jewish people were once again reunited with the Old City of Jerusalem. Hebron and all the cities of the Bible followed soon after. This dramatic victory for the infant state of Israel (only 19 years old) surprised the whole world and especially the Arab world, whose whose aim it was to throw every Jew into the sea and eradicate the state. A result of this victory, won in just 6 days, was a major change in Israel’s self-image; no longer the victim, weak, meek, defenseless, but now strong, courageous, brave, heroic!

Can you imagine the euphoria, pride and surpassing joy of the Jews on the day they regained the Western Wall which had held up their two holy temples? It was soon afterward that they were able to clear away all the construction around it and build a large plaza where today people from everywhere are allowed to come and pray. Click on this link: HeartofJerusalem for a dramatic video showing the meaning of the Western Wall to Jews.

Once Jerusalem was unified and annexed, all of “East” Jerusalem’s Arab residents were offered full Israeli citizenship, though some chose to decline it. “East” Jerusalem’s Arab residents who are not citizens of the State of Israel still enjoy full municipal privileges and social benefits. Israel is the only place in the world where Arabs enjoy full democracy. It’s no wonder that Jerusalem’s Arab residents want to keep the city united under Israeli control!

Jerusalem and Jerusalem Day are here forever. Indeed, it is well beyond the majority and consensus of Israeli society that Jerusalem will never again be divided. There is no “West” Jerusalem or “East” Jerusalem. There is ONE Jerusalem – with religious access and freedom for all!

Chag Sameach! Happy Jerusalem Day!



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