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A record number of participants has made this year’s Games the biggest ever, with athletes from 80 nations around the world competing in the Jewish Olympics.
President Reuven Rivlin told the winners: 'The Israeli public does not know how much it owes you.'
Only 15% of the cadets who began the flight school will be on the parade grounds on Thursday to receive their wings.
“I would like to say thank you. You are always in our hearts – well done for all your work, well done to the guardians of the walls of Jerusalem, throughout the generations.”
'The partnership between us, Jews and Arabs, children of this land, is a reality stronger than any evil wind which may wish to uproot it.'
Of course, it was a Roman government that replaced Jerusalem's name with Aelia Capitolina, dedicated to Jupiter Capitolinus, to whom a temple was built on the site of the ruined (by Romans) Jewish temple…
President Rivlin: 'Hebron is not an obstacle to peace, Hebron is a test of our abilities to live together, side by side.'
‘“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you who love her,’ Happy Jerusalem Day.’”
Trump's visit comes on the week Israel is celebrating 50 years since the liberation of Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation.
'I am so grateful to President Trump for giving me ... the unequivocal and unambiguous mandate to support the State of Israel in every way, and in all ways.'
Between 1941 and 1945, an estimated 950,000 Jewish civilians were killed as part of Nazi extermination policies, with widespread collaboration from the Ukrainian population.
'There has been a Jewish majority in this city, for 150 years, since 1850."
Steinmeier welcomed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that condemned Israel's annexation of eastern Jerusalem, among other things.
'Time is running out. Fewer than 400,000 survivors are alive today.'
The President concluded by noting the importance of the support for Israel offered by so many around the world.
Haaretz writer Yossi Klein lamented that religious Jews can't be 'neutralized'.