Yom YAHrushalayim (28th Iyyar/Iyar)

JERUSALEM Day

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It’s been 51 years since YAHrushalayim/Jerusalem was returned to Yirsrael/Israel’s ownership! Praise YAH Almighty!

This is a day to remember the coming of the MASHIACH!

We Messianic Jews know and believe that the One and Only True MASHIACH/MESSIAH has already been to the earth in human form to introduce HIMSELF plus deliver mankind from the power of sin and death. HE ascended to the Shammayim/Heavens on 26th Iyyar and will return as a Bridegroom for the Bride on the earth who have made themselves ready (Matthew 25; Revelation 14; Revelation 7, etc) as well as a Judge and Ruler of the earth!

This is the only MASHIACH who will deliver YAHrushalayim and the People of Israel from the constant attacks they experience worldwide!

SHALOM!

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Jerusalem Day 2018 in Israel is to begin in the evening of

Saturday 12 May

and ends in the evening of

Sunday 13 May

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Yom Yerushalayim / יום ירושלים

Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967.

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank ELOHIM for victory in the Six-Day War and for answering the 2,000-year-old prayer of “Next Year in Jerusalem”.
In the Gregorian year 2018, Yom Yerushalayim begins at sundown on Sat, 12 May 2018.

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Under the 1947 UN Partition Plan, which proposed the establishment of two states in the British Mandate of Palestine – a Jewishstate and an Arab state – Jerusalem was to be an international city, neither exclusively Arab nor Jewish for a period of ten years, at which point a referendum would be held by Jerusalem residents to determine which country to join. The Jewish leadership accepted the plan, including the internationalization of Jerusalem, but the Arabs rejected the proposal.[5]

As soon as Israel declared its independence in 1948, it was attacked by its Arab neighbours. Jordantook over East Jerusalem and the Old City. Israeli forces made a concerted attempt to dislodge them, but were unable to do so. By the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War Jerusalem was left divided between Israel and Jordan. The Old City and East Jerusalem continued to be occupied by Jordan, and the Jewish residents were forced out. Under Jordanian rule, half of the Old City’s fifty-eight synagogues were demolished and the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives was plundered for its tombstones, which were used as paving stones and building materials.[6]

This state of affairs changed in 1967 as a result of the Six-Day War. Before the start of the war, Israel sent a message to King Hussein of Jordan saying that Israel would not attack Jerusalem or the West Bank as long as the Jordanian front remained quiet. Urged by Egyptian pressure and based on deceptive intelligence reports, Jordan began shelling civilian locations in Israel[7] to which Israel responded on June 6 by opening the eastern front. The following day, June 7, 1967 (28 Iyar 5727), Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem.

Later that day, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared what is often quoted during Yom Yerushalayim:[8][9]

This morning, the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem. We have united Jerusalem, the divided capital of Israel. We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to part from it again. To our Arab neighbors we extend, also at this hour—and with added emphasis at this hour—our hand in peace. And to our Christian and Muslim fellow citizens, we solemnly promise full religious freedom and rights. We did not come to Jerusalem for the sake of other peoples’ holy places, and not to interfere with the adherents of other faiths, but in order to safeguard its entirety, and to live there together with others, in unity.[10]

The war ended with a ceasefire on June 11, 1967.

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Also click here for some further useful information on SHALOM in YAHrushalayim!

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