Blowing the shofar in Jerusalem
Blowing the shofar in Jerusalem Israel News Photo: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Last Thursday night and Friday Israelis celebrated the reunification of Judaism's holiest city, the capital of the State of Israel, Jerusalem. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the liberation of the Old City from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War.

A cheeky Zionist

Photo: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Tourists from around the world and celebrants from as far away as Eilat traveled to the City of Gold to dance in the streets, sample the best of the city's cafes and pray at the Western Wall in the Old City.

Celebrations lasted round the clock.

Bomb scare - police sapper checks a bag left behind by a celebrant

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Celebrants came from as far as Eilat

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King George Street was packed from one end to the other

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Magen David Adom emergency medics were also on hand

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Finally, no traffic jam in Jerusalem

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Demonstrators also made statements

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Dancing in the streets of central Jerusalem, on King George Street

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Girls dancing in the streets, with Tower of David in the distance

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Tzvi Fishman of Israel National Radio spoke during the day

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Pirchei Yerushalayim entertained the celebrants

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Dancing in the Cardo of the Old City

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Music kept the crowds going strong

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Evening prayers at the Western Wall (Kotel)

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Blowing the shofar to proclaim Jerusalem's unity

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(Israel News Photos: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu)