Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hokey Kokey Jerusalem Style?

Today is Jerusalem Day. We are celebrating taking back the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967 during the 6-day war, from Jordan, who took it from Israel in 1948 - having just been given it back by Britain who took it from the Turks in 1917. The Turks took it from the Ottomans who took it from the Romans (Have I missed anyone out? Mamluks maybe?) who took it from the Jews in 70 AD where King David had made Jerusalem the Jewish Capital in 1003 BCE. Full circle, but that's enough history.

Suffice to say that all the schools are doing something. DD's kindergarten which, as you know, is opposite our place had a very cute ceremony. I tried to send this very short video to all the parents but it was too heavy for my email to handle so I'm posting it here and sending the link instead. You can't even see DD as she's too close to the wall.


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4 comments:

  1. For some reason my sound's not working, but they all look like they're having fun! :)

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    1. They were. You're welcome to come back when your sound is working. Thanks for commenting anyway :).

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  2. Cute!!!!! And thanks for 'The history of Jerusalem in a nutshell' I actually found it really interesting! So what year was the city taken back from Jordan? xx

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    1. I can't believe I didn't write that. It was in 1967 during the 6-day war. I'm going back to amend the post now. Thanks for the heads-up.

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