Old City Flag March back on, MK Ariel announces

April 29, 2010 20:59


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

MK Uri Ariel (National Union) and Jerusalem police chief Cmdr. Aharon Franco on Thursday arrived at a preliminary agreement to allow the annual Jerusalem Day "Flag March" to pass through the Old City, as has been the tradition since the holiday's inception in 1968.

On Wednesday, police had announced their intention to disallow the procession from marching through the Old City – and specifically the Muslim Quarter – after, police claimed, last year's participants damaged Arab property and harassed passersby.

After discussing the matter with Franco and guaranteeing that last year's behavior would not be repeated, Ariel announced on Thursday that the march would be allowed to pass through the Damascus Gate and on to the Western Wall.

The Lions and Herod's Gates, however, which the paratroopers passed through when recapturing the Old City during the 1967 Six Day War, will remain closed.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2018
IDF confirms name of soldier killed by Gazan sniper