The observance of Yom Jerusalem outside of the city cannot compare to its celebration in reunited Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, thousands of people march around the city and walk through the liberated Old City, where Jews were denied access from 1948-1967. The march ends at the Kotel (Western Wall), one of the remaining retaining walls surrounding the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Once everyone gets to the Kotel, there are speeches and concerts and celebratory dancing.
The slogan for Jerusalem Day 2007, marking the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, was "Mashehu Meyuhad leKol Ehad" ý, Something Special for Everyone), punning on the words "meyuhad" (special) and "me'uhad" (united). To mark the anniversary, the approach to Jerusalem on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway is illuminated with decorative blue lighting that will remain in place throughout the year. The parade planned for day was rained out (rainfall in May is rare).
Yom Jerusalem, YOM YERUSHALAYIM, page was last updated 22/05/2008
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) - On June 7,1967 / Iyar 28, 5727, Israeli troops crashed through the defenses set up by Arab troops and recaptured those parts of the holy city of Jerusalem which had previously been in Arab possession.
Yom Yerushalayim commemorates this significant day.
"Yom Jerusalem" commemorates the re-unification of Jerusalem in 1967. It is May 20 - 21, 2001, corresponding to Iyar 28 on the Hebrew calendar
Yom Jerusalem or Yerushalayim is the holiday that is held during the month of Iyar.
Yom Jerusalem - YOM YERUSHALAYIM (JERUSALEM DAY, Yom Jerusalem)
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