Jerusalem Reunification Day - the day marking Israel’s return to the Temple Mount, the Old City , Mt. of Olives, and the areas that became Ramat Eshkol, Gilo and more during the Six Day War in 1967 – is increasingly being celebrated not only in Jerusalem. In fact, over 80 cities around the country will mark the occasion with marches and otherwise, this Tuesday night and Wednesday.
These nationwide commemorations - the first time, in most cities - are being organized and coordinated by the Merimim et HaDegel (Raising the Flag) movement, in a campaign named, “We are All Jerusalem: Celebrating Jerusalem Throughout the Country.”
Until recently, the few schools around the country that remembered Jerusalem Day would send some of their students to
This year, thanks to the logistics help and sponsorship of the Merimim organization, cities such as
In Sderot, the “We’re All Jerusalem” celebrations will include a march with the participation of the town’s synagogues and the IDF Golani Brigade. It will end with a ceremony featuring IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz, Mayor David Buskila, Rabbi Elisha Vishlitzky and the Golani Commander.
In Be’er Sheva, the city’s mayor will take part in the Jerusalem Day festivities, together with leading musicians. In Modiin, the synagogues of the city have stepped forward to organize a Jerusalem Day march.