In a speech marking Jerusalem Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has broken “new horizons” since capturing East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.
“We reunited it. It broke new horizons. It became a city, a giant metropolis in Israel,” Netanyahu says.
“We are committed to safeguarding the security of Jerusalem, to ensuring its prosperity and to continuing its momentum,” he says.
“We are also doing this against all of the threats around us,” he adds, referencing the recent flare-up in Gaza and threats from the Hamas terror group over the Jerusalem Day Flag March.
“While the threats are certainly not ceasing, our ability to confront our enemies, repel them and ensure our security in Jerusalem and throughout our state is a constant struggle; together we can win,” Netanyahu says.