A very brief history of Jerusalem
During its 6,000 years, the holy city has risen and fallen, and risen anew, countless times. Throughout the centuries, however, it was hardly the bastion of monotheism it is today.
Jerusalem Day is a holiday instituted by the Israeli government in 1968 as an annual celebration of the city’s unification following the Six-Day War a year earlier. On the occasion of the 46th Jerusalem Day, celebrated Wednesday, May 28, the following is an extremely brief history of this holiest of cities.
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