The Jerusalem Day celebration, which has taken place for over 50 years, marks the remembrance of the reunification of Israel’s capital city during the Six-Day War in 1967; Despite it often being referred to as a “march,” the celebration is known as “The Dance of Flags.”
Despite concern regarding clashes between Israelis and Palestinians, Sunday marked the observance of Jerusalem Day in Israel, also known as “The Dance of Flags.” Many flags were flown throughout Israel’s capital city as people made their way toward the Western Wall to express their love for the sovereign Jewish state.
One attendee of the celebration in the Old City made it clear that love for country is the reason for celebration – not animosity toward the Palestinians. They said, “What drives me is my love for the land. It is important to show everyone that we are marching on Jewish land, which belongs to the Jews and no one else.”
Regardless of warnings from Palestinian officials, Israelis celebrated throughout the day. A record number of over 2,600 Jews visited The Temple Mount.
Jerusalem Day commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel entered into an armed conflict against an Arab coalition from June 5 to June 10, primarily headed by Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.