I am asked on a regular basis why I choose to live in Jerusalem, rather than the more cosmopolitan Tel Aviv. There are many reasons for my love of Jerusalem and living in proximity to the Old City and thousands of years of Jewish history is one of them. So often I drive past the Old City walls as part of my day-to-day life and I force myself to pause for a moment and appreciate how lucky I am.
So celebrating 50 years of united Jerusalem on “Yom Yerushaliyim” (Jerusalem Day) is particularly meaningful and despite the disruption to the proceedings caused by Trump’s visit to the city, the opening ceremony was truly spectacular and I couldnt resist trying to capture some of the magic in the video and photos below.
I am not a vlogger and this was my first attempt at editing video clips together, so please excuse the poor quality and the top of people’s heads!
The new sound and light show will continue to be shown on the Old City walls between Jaffa Gate and Kikar Tsahal (towards New Gate) until July 17 (50 days to celebrate 50 years). UPDATE – extended to July 25 Read more about it here.