On the other hand

June 9, 2024 by Michael Kuttner
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Fifty-seven years ago, the illegal Jordanian occupation of half of Israel’s Capital came to an end.

After 19 years of international indifference and disinterest, Jerusalem was finally reunited, and Jews were permitted to visit and pray at the Kotel. Synagogues and communal buildings which had been deliberately destroyed and desecrated by the Jordanian occupiers could finally be restored.

Lo and behold the hitherto dormant UN suddenly woke up and from 1967 until this very time has waged an unceasing war of delegitimization. This year as usual, Israelis celebrate the liberation and rebuilding of King David’s city.

Next year in rebuilt Jerusalem is a reality for increasing numbers.



 There are 12 pianos set up on streets around Jerusalem where anyone can display their instrumental skills.

Jerusalemites from a variety of backgrounds and all ages took the opportunity of playing a new composition especially written for Yom Yerushalayim called “Jerusalem of Ivory.”

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 In memory of Aner Shapira. A month before the end of his regular service in the IDF as a fighter in the Nahal Patrol, Aner was on Shabbat vacation and came to the party in Re’im. As soon as the Hamas attack began, his commander called him and summoned him to the Sufa base. On his way to the base, Shapira stopped and entered the shelter at the entrance to Kibbutz Re’im. About 30 people found shelter in that Migunit (small shelter). Hamas terrorists surrounded the shelter and began to throw hand grenades one after another through the opening of the shelter. Anar stood at the entrance, stopped the hand grenades and threw them back out. After blocking seven grenades, the eighth grenade exploded in his hand and killed him.

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 Listen to Ambassador David Friedman as he explains the concept behind these three simple words.

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