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      Zionist Response to Hezbollah Provocation Coming Tuesday

      An Israeli group on Tuesday will unfurl giant banners at the border facing Lebanon, proclaiming Jerusalem's unity
      By David Lev
      First Publish: 8/12/2013, 8:30 PM

      Israel-Lebanon border
      Israel-Lebanon border
      Haggai Huberman

      An Israeli group on Tuesday will unfurl giant banners at the border facing Lebanon, proclaiming Jerusalem's unity – after Hezbollah last week placed giant “threat” posters aimed at Israelis. The group behind the effort, called the Zionist Forum for Israel, said that placing the banners would be the Zionist response to Iran's version of “Jerusalem Day,” which takes place this week.

      Last week, Hezbollah, in preparation for the Iranian-proclaimed day of parades, protests, and threats against Israel, placed giant banners on the Lebanese side of the border facing Israel. The banners read, in Hebrew and Arabic, “we are coming.”

      The Forum's banner supplies a clear answer to the Hezbollah provocation. The Israeli banners, to be placed facing Lebanon's side of the border, reads “You are 3,000 years late, Jerusalem is Israel's eternal capital.”

      The Forum was established in 1970 in order to strengthen Zionist values and enhance Jewish education and the Jewish presence in all parts of the Land of Israel. Yigal Brand, director of the Forum, said that the group “had taken upon itself the task of enhancing and encouraging Zionist values in Israel and around the world. We believe that we must respond to those who would try to destroy us, and proclaim that our connection with our capital, Jerusalem, will never be severed. We believe in a united Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish People,” he said.