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46 Hebrew calendar years ago Jerusalem was reunited

46 Hebrew calendar years ago Jerusalem was reunited

46 years ago today, Jerusalem was reunited. Using the Hebrew calendar.

The abuse of Jewish historical and religious sites ended:

“It felt like Messiah had come,” says Avigail Shlesinger, 81, of the day Jerusalem was liberated from the Jordan army 46 years ago.

Shlesinger, who is from a six-generation Jerusalem family, recalls what life was like in the Holy City during the time that the Jordanians were in control from 1948 to 1967. “It was a dangerous era,” she tells Tazpit News Agency. “There were areas in the city like King George Street where barriers had to be built to stop the bullets that Jordanian soldiers would shoot towards us.” …

During Jordanian rule, Jews were denied access to the Old City and Jewish holy sites such as the Western Wall and Temple Mount, while Christians were granted only limited access. The Jordanians expelled all the Jewish residents of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City and destroyed 58 synagogues and yeshivas. On the Mount of Olives, 38,000 Jewish tombstones were destroyed with some used to build fences and floor latrines as well as to pave roads for the Jordanian army.

Jordan’s illegal occupation of half of Jerusalem and the West Bank ended. There was no “Palestinian” capital in Jerusalem, that’s an invention of those who seek to destroy Israel.

Jerusalem was free and united.

Keep it that way.


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Always nice to hear history from the people who actually lived through the events. 1st hand accounts are both the most subjective, and also the most enlightening.

As a Christian Zionist I praise God that Jerusalem is in good hands.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Then the era of kibbutzes & triangle scarves perched on top of heads. Utopian agrarian socialism in the fields & The Baader Meinhoff gang urban training with the PLO in the West Bank.

Those were the days my friend,

We thought hey would never end…

Alex Bensky | May 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Jordan didn’t just exclude Jews; Israeli Arabs weren’t allowed into eastern Jerusalem either. This didn’t cause anybody problems. A Palestinian state could have been set up without Israeli having anything to do with it and yet no one lost any sleep over that. Notably, the Palestinian Arabs themselves for most of that time seemed to be down with it–the PLO was created in 1964.

This proves the proof of what I announced on Meryl Yourish’s invaluable website a few years ago. You can search for “alex bensky” “yourish” and “exception clause” for the full revelation. But basically, international law tacitly recognizes a proviso that is added automatically to any statement ever issued by anyone from individual person to transnational organizations: “except for Jews.”

    Paul in reply to Alex Bensky. | May 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    The reason they didn’t set up a Palestinian state at that time, was because they all expected to push the “Jews into the sea”. Well, it didn’t work out quite like they planned, and they still don’t “get” it.

Your last few words say it all Professor…….Keep it that way.

Juba Doobai! | May 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm

The Jerusalem which is above is above all.

I am confused by the reference to 46 years under the Hebrew calendar. I have always heard the war referred to as either “The Six Day War” or “The June War.” Did it occur in June of the Hebrew or the modern calendar? Is 5/8 the anniversary because Hebrew calendar years are shorter?