Israel Political Brief June 5, 2013: Israel ‘retweets’ on Twitter 1967 Six Day War as it happened @IDF1967

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Israel ‘retweets’ 1967 war as it happened

Source: AFP, 5-6-13

Israeli Air Force 'Mirage' fighter jets flying over the Sinai Desert above the Israeli-Egyptian border on June 5, 1967, the first day of the Six Day War between Israel to Egypt. Israel's army was Wednesday giving a "live" blow-by-blow account of the 1967 Six Day War, tweeting each air strike at the exact time it occurred 46 years ago in an epic replay which began early in the morning.
Israeli Air Force ‘Mirage’ fighter jets flying over the Sinai Desert above the Israeli-Egyptian border on June 5, 1967, the first day of the Six Day War between Israel to Egypt.

Israel’s army was Wednesday giving a “live” blow-by-blow account of the 1967 Six Day War, tweeting each air strike at the exact time it occurred 46 years ago in an epic replay which began early in the morning.

@IDF1967 “is an official Israel Defence Forces account that is aimed at retweeting the events of the Six Day War in live time,” an army spokesman told AFP….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief May 20, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu at Jerusalem Day Ceremony: Ceding Temple Mount will Lead to War

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Netanyahu: Ceding Temple Mount will Lead to War

“Israel without Jerusalem is like a body with a weak heart. Ceding religious sites will lead to religious war.”
Binyamin Netanyahu

Binyamin Netanyahu
Israel news photo: Flash 90

At a ceremony honoring the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made some of his strongest statements to date regarding the right of the Jewish nation to sovereignty over its ancient capital of Jerusalem.

“A lasting peace can only be made with a strong nation,” Netanyahu asserted. “Without a united Jerusalem, the state of Israel will be a body with a weak heart. Our heart will never be divided again.”

Speaking at a Jerusalem Day ceremony on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill, Netanyahu noted that wherever Jewish people pray, anywhere in the world, they do so facing Jerusalem – “the place that was always the center of our lives; the place that reminds us of our glorious past and serves as a focus for our future hopes.”

“We will not turn our backs on those who faced Jerusalem throughout the ages,” he said. “We will safeguard Jerusalem because Israel without Jerusalem is like a body without a heart – and it was on this hill that the heart went back to beating at full strength.”

“On Jerusalem Day, the divided city became whole – and it will remain that way.”

“I have doubts, to put it mildly, that if we deposit the Temple Mount with foreign forces, we will not very quickly slip into a religious sectarian war,” he said. “Only under Israeli sovereignty, the accessibility and freedom of worship for all religions is a certainty, and will remain a certainty. Only under Israel are peace and quiet maintained.”

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