Jerusalem Day Observed on Thursday - Pollard Remembered

Arutz7 News - May 25, 2006 27 Iyar 5766


Thursday is observed as Jerusalem Day, marking 39 years since paratroopers liberated the Holy City from Jordanian occupation. The event is marked by events throughout the city.

Tens of thousands of Israelis from around the country will make their way on foot and in vehicles to the Kotel (Western Wall), as has become a Jerusalem Day tradition.

The day will also focus on imprisoned Israeli agent, Jonathan Pollard, who has already served over 20 years of his life sentence in a US federal prison.

This year's flag dancing and march to the Kotel will be dedicated to Pollard, with participants gathering in Independence Park opposite the American Consulate on Agron Street at 3:30pm. Following a protest outside the consulate, the participants will walk to the Kotel, where addresses will be heard by Pollards rabbi, former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski.