Jerusalem Day: Expect a 'spectacular' opening event

Culture Minister heralds opening event celebrating 50 years since Jerusalem's liberation 'the likes of which have never been seen.'

Orly Harari,

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Jerusalem Day celebrations are to open this year with a central event commemorating 50 years since the liberation and unification of Jerusalem.

The ceremony, the initiative of Culture Minister Miri Regev, will take place along the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on May 21. It will see the presence of Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Rivlin, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, and Regev herself.

The ceremony will entail an artistic presentation, the first of its kind, that will be projected onto the walls of the Old City and will tell the story of Jerusalem, from the period of the Bible through the battles and stories of heroism, until the present time. The breathtaking audiovisual presentation will be projected along 250 meters of the Old City walls. In addition, some 100 drones will fly over Jerusalem to create a presentation the likes have which have not yet been seen in Israel.

The event will also include performances by well-known Israeli artists, who will perform new arrangements of well-known songs about Jerusalem.

Minister Regev said today, Tuesday, “There is no other nation in the world that has such a deep and old connection with its capital city as the Jewish people has with Jerusalem. Jerusalem has never been more built-up, prosperous and flowering as she is today, and there never has been such a spectacular multimedia presentation on the walls of the city.

“Come, everybody, and celebrate with Jerusalem in the jubilee of its liberation and unification.”








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