“Yom Yerushalayim“ 2021

Yom Yerushalayim, on the day of Jerusalem,
commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six Day War, 1967.

A little bit of Art ...

Eitan Asraf , Israeli photographer, uses art to celebrate life.

He invites us here to see the city of Jerusalem as he sees it, and as we have never seen it ...

“The Jerusalem of the world, also made of aromas and flavors ... full of color, creation and life ..” he says.

A little bit of History...

After the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 , it was agreed that Jerusalem would be an international city for ten years, after which the locals could vote to choose the country they wished to join. However, Israel was attacked by Jordan in May 1948, so parts of Jerusalem came under Israeli control and others under Jordanian rule.
On June 6, 1967, the Six Day War began. On June 7 (28 Iyar) , the part of Jerusalem under Jordanian control was taken by Israeli forces. The war ended with a ceasefire on June 11, 1967.

In May 1968, 28 Iyar was proclaimed a public holiday to mark the unification of Jerusalem.
In 1998, the Israeli government passed the Jerusalem Day Law, making the day a national holiday.

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Yemin Moshe district, in 1948 ...

Yemin Moshe district, in 2021 ...

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