This evening begins Yom Yerushalayim — Jerusalem Reunification Day. It is the day, 53 years ago, when Israel reunified its eternal capital city after 19 years of Jordanian occupation of the eastern part of the city. This is an important day in Jerusalem’s long history. It is a wonderful time to remember the many heroic efforts that the Jewish Nation has undertaken in order to maintain the holy capital’s open connection with greater Israel. Yom Yerushalayim is not just about Israel’s miraculous success of reunifying Jerusalem in 1967. It is about Israel’s ancient and eternal efforts of maintaining Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This article sheds some light on the events of 1948 that led to the building of lifeline road to save Jerusalem…
Remembering the Road of Heroism on Yom Yerushalayim
Article Courtesy: The Jewish Voice
One road supplied the people of Jerusalem when they faced a dire situation. In the fourteen day old State of Israel, the future of the New City of Jerusalem hung in the balance. It was a week since vital supplies had arrived. The people of Jerusalem faced starvation. They needed medicine. Weapons were required to repel attacks.
A hastily constructed makeshift bypass road saved the city and perhaps the newly reborn State of Israel.
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