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24 November 2017 - 6 Kislev 5778 - ו' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Israel celebrates Jerusalem’s 50th anniversary E-mail
Israel celebrated the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem Day Yom Yerushalayim on 24 May. The day celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem.

The Israeli army’s victory in the ancient, eastern part of the city on the third day of the Six Day War on 7 June 1967, when unification of the two sections of the city took place, ended 19 years of separation.

“On the 50th anniversary of its reunification, Jerusalem is a flourishing, thriving city – in the fields of education, hi-tech and culture, in business and all areas of life. On this day, as we celebrate Jerusalem, let us all ‘exalt Jerusalem above our utmost joy’, and build her for future generations. I wish all of us a successful year in Jerusalem,” said Jerusalem’s Mayor, Nir Barkat.

The city held lots of celebratory events, culminating in a fireworks display over the city.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a state memorial ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, marking 50 years since the Six Day War.
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