Watching the crowds and hearing the music from across the world puts tears in my eyes!
Thank you :)
@Barbara @Gert, 23/05 6.00 Pm local, the even just start it is also now written on the gigscreens it is definitely for the 50 Years of Jerusalem reunited and tribute to the army division that took part in it
“FLAG DANCE” PARADE – PRAYER & ASSEMBLY AT THE WESTERN WALLTens of Thousands of people from all around the world come every year to Jerusalem to take part in this dancing, singing and flag-waving parade, produced by “Am Kalevia” association. The parade ends with a celebratory ceremony which includes a prayer and an assembly. Yaakov Shwekey will be performing at the Western Wall Plaza at the end of the parade.Where: Starting point – Agron Streen; Endpoint – Western Wall PlazaWhen: May 24, 2017 4:30 pm (Dancing in front of the Great Synagogue, Be’eri Street and Yeshurun Synagogue); 6:30 pm (marching)
@Gertmust be this: World Mizrachi Jerusalem Day 50th Events & CelebrationsJerusalem is turning 50 and the World Mizrachi Movement is celebrating with a mega event in Jerusalem.Events include concerts, speeches from world Jewish leaders, meet paratroopers who fought in 67, daven Hallel at the Kotel, lead the Jerusalem Day March, and a conference on the future of zionism.
@gert, I could not find anything regarding what is going on today but from what I can hear on the preparation and what has been broadcast on the big screens, it is a tribute to all the army division that did take part in the 6 days war, freeing and reuniting Jerusalem, God Bless the 779 Soldier that gave their live in that war
So what is going on now?
Back to normal at the Kotel, the access link is now also back to the drop down menu, even so maybe unfair to totally close it for Mr Trump, we are also looking at the bright side of it, this is the first time ever a active US president visit there, so he may request as much as he wants to make it a private visit, it is a strong message to all Israel ennemies and also regarding the united Jerusalem, and he should be thank for it
Well it's still not on the drop down menu. I came in through a link on google.
%arc frustrating and unfair - yes. I think the Wall belongs to the Jewish people and to those for whom it has a special spiritual meaning. Politicians should not be treated like some kind of gods. If Mr Trump wanted to keep this visit private, he could have dressed up like an Orthodox Jew and go there unnoticed with other people.
@Barbara, for as long as I can remember it; it is the first time it is extreme; when Clinton came, it was of course security mesure as always, no one allowed on the wall, on the side, part of the old city close to publicpeople confine in their own home with no way of opening windows or else, but so extreme, this is the first timeWhen Jacques Chirac, the French President came, nothing was close and he when to the wall while people were praying there, business as usualMr Trump announce before he wants to make it private and not political, so no member of the Israeli were there with him and the event was cover only by his own press and photo team.I personnaly found it frustrating and totally unfair.I'm sure they will not agreed to close St Peter if he goes to Rome and Vatican.
Let's look on the bright side, we can' t see the wall, but we do get the view of what previously was hidden. But I don't get it - is it just Donald Trump or they "hide the wall" whenever a top politician appears there??
Gert & %arc -- disappointed the cam is not available. I'm near DC, so I get my fill of politics, but was hoping to watch the visit on the Skycam.