Tens of thousands of Jews from all four corners of the world gathered in downtown Jerusalem on Wednesday to march in solidarity to the Western Wall, in the annual Jerusalem Day Flag Parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the capital following the Six Day War.But now, we do. Though there's still the fact that some Arabic neighborhoods in the city are dangerous for Jews to enter, and that is bad. For now, it's good that we were able to reclaim the city from a Muslim regime that, despite signing a peace treaty with Israel, is still very hostile and may become more so again in the not too distant future.
Under a cloudless, sunny sky – amid a pronounced police presence – Independence Park became a sea of blue and white, as thousands of yeshiva students draped in, and waving, Israeli flags danced shoulder to shoulder, their arms locked, while singing joyous Jewish hymns.
Across the road, near the US Consulate on Agron Street, thousands more men, women and children also proudly waved and wore flags, as a wall of 10-foot speakers mounted on the sidewalk blasted song after song, while police helicopters flew high above.
Talia Renner, 19, and Orly Grobeisen, 18, both members of Bnei Akiva, the world’s largest Zionist youth movement, flew to Israel from Mexico City, where they attended Jewish day schools, to participate in the procession to the Western Wall.
“Today is about celebrating that we are here and that the whole nation is united,” said Renner, as she waved a large Israeli flag. “We didn’t have a unified capital before, and now, for 50 years, we have the chance to be here celebrating on Jerusalem’s streets, and at one time we couldn’t.”
And we also have to consider that as Europe stands now, it's become very dangerous thanks to the Islamofascism now infesting the continent, and if conquered by Islam, it'll be very bad for Israeli interests, as well as American ones.
On the positive side, I want to note that marching in crowds with flags is something a lot of countries can and should emulate, and hope that can be possible in the future, assuming they don't have a similar concept yet. The marches performed on Jerusalem Day are an excellent idea for other countries to work on too.
Also, since we're on the subject, the Jerusalem Post's also got an article about 50 paintings celebrating the city, by both domestic and foreign artists.