Jerusalem – In Photos: Thousands Celebrate Jerusalem Day


    Thousands of Jewish wave the Israeli flag during a march celebrating Jerusalem Day in the Westren wall on May 20, 2012. Jerusalem Day celebrations mark the 45nd anniversary of its capture of Arab east Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/ FLASH90.Jerusalem – Thousands took part Sunday in the annual Flag March in Jerusalem, which celebrates the city’s reunification in 1967 after 19 years of division.

    Police almost changed the route of the march this year over fear of Jewish–Arab clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City. The march was authorized after Rabbi Chaim Druckman and other religious-Zionist leaders met with police commanders and promised to avoid confrontation.

    The traditional route takes celebrants from King George street to the Western Wall (Kotel) via the Yafo Gate and Shechem Gate of the Old City.

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