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United Jerusalem's 44th Year after 2,000 Years of Exile

Israel Tuesday night began celebrating the 44th year since the reunification Jerusalem in the Six-Day War in 1967, after 20 centuries of exile.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 5/31/2011, 8:07 PM

Israel Tuesday night  began celebrating the 44th year since the reunification Jerusalem in the Six-Day War in 1967, after 20 centuries of exile.

Jerusalem Unification Day officially began Tuesday night and will be highlighted by a march from the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva to the Western Wall at 1 a.m.. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak at the yeshiva.

A “flag dance” parade will take place the following afternoon.

Jerusalem Day festivities a day early Monday with the annual agricultural sector parade led by more than 100 tractors from farms throughout the country. This year’s rally was dubbed “A Salute to the Settlement of Jerusalem.” (Pictures by Jacob Richman.)