Apr. 28, 2017
Jerusalem: Rooted in 3,000 Years of History – Nir Barkat
Fifty years ago, Jerusalem was reunited in a stunning victory as Israel shocked the world by defeating five Arab armies in six days. Since this incredible victory, Jerusalem has returned to its founding promise as the united, eternal capital of Israel, open to all. Since Jerusalem’s reunification, Israel has maintained freedom of religion, freedom of movement and freedom of expression for all its residents.
Unlike the countries around us, we celebrate diversity, especially in our capital. Today, in one square kilometer in the Holy City, 100 holy sites – for Jews, Muslims and Christians – exist peacefully, side by side. As mayor, my vision for the future for Jerusalem is rooted in its 3,000-year history. Jerusalem is the heart and soul of the Jewish people. The writer is the mayor of Jerusalem. (Jerusalem Post)
See also Video: Jerusalem: 4,000 Years in 5 Minutes (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)