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Netanyahu Vows on Jerusalem Day, ‘We Will Never Divide Our Heart. Never!’

The venue for the prime minister's address was no accident, as he vowed 'never to divide our heart. Never!'
PM Netanyahu speaking during Jerusalem Day celebrations

PM Netanyahu speaking during Jerusalem Day celebrations
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday evening in a passionate address marking the start of Jerusalem Day “never” to divide Jerusalem.

The day marks the 47th anniversary of the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation during the 1967 Six Day War, and the capital’s unification since. Jordanian forces expelled the Jews from their 3,000-year-old ancient capital in 1948 during Israel’s War of Independence.

The venue for Netanyahu’s speech – at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav Kook — was anything but accidental: In 2008, an Arab terrorist murdered eight boys and men and wounded 18 others in a shooting spree that left the learning hall and holy books covered in blood.

Netanyahu was blunt in his vows not to allow talks with the Palestinian Authority to get in the way of keeping Jerusalem united, despite diplomatic commitments to the “two-state solution” being forced on Israel by the U.S. and international community.

“Forty-seven years ago Jerusalem was reunited – that was the way it used to be and that is the way it will always be,” the prime minister stated.

Jerusalem is Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial Center), [Theodore] Herzl’s grave (the founder of Zionism – in the military cemetery at Mt. Herzl), and the Mount of Olives, where both my grandmother and grandfather are buried, as well as [former Prime Minister] Menachem Begin and our forefathers,” Netanyahu said.

“Jerusalem is also Har Tzion (Mt. Zion) and Har (Mount) Moria (the Temple Mount) and Jerusalem is the Western Wall – Israel eternal!”

Netanyahu vowed to keep Jerusalem united, saying, “Jerusalem is our heart, and we preserve our heart – the heart of the nation – and we will never divide our heart. Never!”

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian began her career in journalism out of boredom while earning a BA in Mass Communication, creating a news department at SCSU's radio station because all the disc jockey positions were filled. In addition to her former position as a Jewish Press columnist and senior correspondent and editor at Arutz-7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and numerous other media outlets.


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16 Responses to “Netanyahu Vows on Jerusalem Day, ‘We Will Never Divide Our Heart. Never!’”

  1. Thanks and Praise Be to God! Thank You Prime Minister Netanyahu!….God Bless Israel…and Jerusalem!

  2. Hilda Willy says:

    Thank you PM Netanyahu, for you vows. Godbless you and longlive……

  3. Felix Agawin says:

    WOW MAN OK THAT’S A PROMISE …♥

  4. Never divide Jerusalem! It is the religious and political capital city of Israel and Jews everywhere!

  5. Never divide Jerusalem! It is the religious and political capital city of Israel and Jews everywhere!

  6. Joel Fisher says:

    Until we allow Jews to pray on our holiest site in Yerushalayim – the city remains divided. Bibi, it is time for you to speak less and do more!

  7. No need on earth to do so ever again!

  8. Yael Senegal says:

    asi es señor primer ministro.

  9. Yael Senegal says:

    never, never, gracias primer ministro . nos pertenece.

  10. Robert Perelman We need to pray for Jerusalem day. God bless you and all. <3 :)

  11. Lily Weiser says:

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Good of you. An Israeli indeed.

  13. God bless israel

  14. Jan Stetson says:

    Netanyahu is so inspiring.and I so agree with his speech.it reminds me of an old hymn " How Firm a Foundation" the last line says …We will never, never,never..depart !

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