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Jerusalem :: Where were you on Septemeber 11, 2001?

September 11, 2001 is an infamous date that is etched in the memories of those who lived through the Islamic terrorist attacks against the United States. Those who understand the deep importance of those attacks understand that they were an attack on a peaceful democratic nation. The significance of the attacks is profound — as all terrorist attacks, it was not just an attempt to blow up buildings or murder people — it was an attempt to attack the foundations of sovereignty and to instill fear in people around the world who hold freedom dear to them.
As such, everyone knows exactly where they were and what they were thinking as things unfolded on that fateful day. So, where were Jerusalem and its citizens on 9/11? We were there, right behind the innocent citizens of the democratic nation of the United States and the peaceful citizens of the entire world. Jerusalem understands the terrifying and devastating effects of Islamic terrorism and we will continue to be there to fight for truth and justice. We understand that this attack was an attempt to destroy the inner tranquility of civil society and to try to undermine a nation’s sovereignty. We will not allow Muslim extremists to terrorize the world in their attempt to destroy democracy and wreak havoc on civil society. In addition, we will continue to fight the “political correctness” and lies that continually attempt to alter the facts of history. These are the reasons that Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal unified capital, is home to a living memorial to the events of 9/11… The only such memorial in the entire middle east! Where was and where is Jerusalem on 9/11? We’re here and we’ve got your back!

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9/11 Living Memorial

Article Courtesy: Jewish National Fund

Hebrew name: Andartat HaTeomim
Location: Jerusalem Park
Description: An memorial established by KKL-JNF in the heart of Natua Forest, on top of a hill overlooking Ha’arazim Valley and Nahal Soreq. In the heart of this plaza, artist Eliezer Weishoff has installed a large 9-meter tall bronze sculpture. The sculpture is in the shape of an American flag and its upper part looks like a flame reaching for the sky.
In a glass window at the base of the statue is a metal shard from the foundation of one of the fallen Twin Towers.
Memorial plaques on the wall around the plaza commemorate the nearly 3000 names of people who perished in the disaster, including five Israelis. Ha’Arazim Valley is part of Jerusalem Park, a green belt of parks, forests and groves that surround the capital.

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