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Yom Yerushalayim

May 29

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Unification Day)

The Israeli national holiday that commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem as well as the creation of Israeli control over the Old City after the 6-Day War in June of 1967. It has been declared as a minor religious holiday by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, and it’s a holiday on which Israelis get a day off of work.

On the 6th of June in 1967, the 6-Day War began. The following day, Israeli forces took the part of Jerusalem that was controlled by Jordan. On June 11, 1967, the war would come to an end. The following year, in May of 1968, the 28th day of the month of lyar was proclaimed as Jerusalem Day to mark the unification of Jerusalem. Thirty years later, in 1998, it was made a national holiday.

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