Capital prepares to celebrate 45th Jerusalem Day

By MELANIE LIDMAN
May 18, 2012 01:59

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The capital will celebrate the 45th Jerusalem Day on Saturday night and Sunday, on the Hebrew date of the 28th of Iyar. The holiday falls on the anniversary of the Six Day War, when Israeli soldiers liberated the eastern part of the city from Jordanian control. In its honor, more than 40,000 people are expected to march toward the Western Wall on Sunday afternoon during the annual Dance of Flags.

The following roads will be closed for the march from 3 to 9 p.m.: King George, Agron, Yitzhak Kariv, Shlomo Hamelech, Shlomzion, Yannai, King David and Haim Bar-Lev from the Levi Eshkol intersection.

Starting at 7 p.m., the light rail will not run between the central bus station and Ammunition Hill.

The march will be separated by sex as the crowd enters the Old City, with women entering at Jaffa Gate and men entering at Dung Gate. The city will also celebrate with tours and live music at stages around the city, including the Student Day all-night party on Sunday night in Sacher Park. The annual ceremony to honor paratroopers who died during the Six Day War will take place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. along the route through east Jerusalem toward Ammunition Hill that the paratroopers used during the war. At noon on Sunday there will also be a ceremony to honor Ethiopian Jews who died while en route to Israel.


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