The American embassy opened yesterday in Jerusalem, deliberately coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s creation.
Jerusalem Day this year in Israel began in the evening of Saturday (May 12) and ended in the evening of Sunday (May 13). The date commemorates Israel’s capture of East Jerusalem from the Jordanians and thus giving Jews control of the whole city.
Today (May 15) is Nakba Day – ‘Nakba’ is Arabic for “catastrophe” – and marked by Palestinians to remember the loss of their national homeland to the Zionists.
BELOW: Israel’s Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu giving Jerusalem Day speech
Incidentally, Netanyahu joined the IDF Special Forces shortly after the Six-Day War in 1967 that gained Israel its “eternal and undivided capital” of Jerusalem.
Mat Sabu Netanyahu attained the rank of Captain in an elite commando unit; Netanyahu was briefly Israel’s Defence Minister in May 2016
There are violent clashes raging at the Gaza border now and bloodshed of the Palestinians.
Palestinians, who are the native people, are marching into Israel to try and take back their ancestral land.
Jerusalem is religiously holy to the evangelistas. J-Star CEO Wong Chun Wai made his Christian pilgrimage there.