Arutz Sheva was on site at the annual Flag Dance in Jerusalem, which celebrates the city’s reunification in 1967 after 19 years of division, and spoke to some of the attendees.
“Especially on this day, our message is that Jerusalem will never be divided and will always stay under Jewish and Israeli sovereignty,” said Education Minister Gideon Saar.
One participant said that experiencing Jerusalem Day “gives you goosebumps all over. You see the solidarity of the Jewish people finally come together. Regardless of what denomination or where they’re from, they’re coming together.”
Meir Indor, chairman of the Almagor terrorist victims’ organization and co-initiator of the Flag Dance celebration, explained that the event was invented by Yehuda Hazan, who felt that Jerusalem Day celebrations should be expanded beyond the central celebration at the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva and be opened to everyone.
“Hazan, with his genius head, came up with the idea of having everyone coming through the gates of Jerusalem with flags to show the world that Jerusalem is united, and that’s what happened,” said Indor.
Jewish communities throughout the world celebrated Jerusalem Unification Day Sunday, including Rio de Janeiro, as seen in the Bnei Akiva video below.