Israeli government notes 50 years to the liberation and unification of Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his weekly cabinet meeting within the tunnels of the Western Wall of Jerusalem’s old city, as part of the country’s annual festivities commemorating 50 years since the liberation and unification of Jerusalem, following the 1967 Middle East War.

“We are having our government meeting here in the Western Wall Tunnels as part of the 50 year celebration for the liberation and unification of Jerusalem. In this place King Solomon built the first temple, in this place the exiled people to Babylon returned to Zion to rebuild the second temple, and after the destruction of the second temple this place represented the heart of yearnings to our people for generations. Thousands of years have passed, the people of Israel have returned to their country, founded its state and built its united capital,” said Netanyahu.

The cabinet approved during their meeting a series of bills to further develop Jerusalem, including projects aimed at bolstering its Jewish heritage.