12 May 2010
Happy Jerusalem Day! Yom Yerushalayim!
Today is the day we celebrate the liberation of the Western Wall, and Jerusalem from Jordanian hands. From 1948-1967, Jews were unable to visit the holiest site in Judaism.
We must also remember on this day the liberation of Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, and the liberation of Hebron, where the Jewish Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and Matriarchs (Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel) are buried. Jews were also unable to pray at their graves up until 1967.
We must understand that if there is to be religious freedom at any location in Israel - those places must stay in Israeli hands. There is no freedom of religion under Muslim rule.