Yom Yerushalayim

Today (June 1st), is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), which commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six Day War in 1967, between Israel and Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. The war was the shortest in Israeli history and ended in the capture of the Old City and East Jerusalem as well as the West Bank from Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, and the Golan Heights from Syria. Jerusalem Day is a minor religious holiday, celebrated in the city by ceremonies, memorial services, parades, etc. Above is the flag of the municipality of Jerusalem.

~ by jonathanmtsai on June 1, 2011.

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