Photo Credit: Ya'akov / Wikimedia Commons
Horizontally in the center are walls along the Begin Highway which also serve as part of Israel's separation barrier.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proudly announced on Thursday that the Begin Highway, which runs through the capital, at last is at last completed.

“The great news that we present today,” Netanyahu said, “can be summed up in one sentence from the Bible: ‘A city that was united together.’

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Attending the ceremony to open the final segment of the highway, in addition to the prime minister, was Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, as well as Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

The Begin Highway runs from north to south and is named after the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.