Sharansky: Jerusalem reunification inspired Soviet Jews to fight for freedom

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky says Israel’s reunification of the city in the 1967 Six Day War inspired Soviet Jews to “start our struggle for freedom.”

“This struggle, supported by Jews around the world, ultimately brought down the Iron Curtain and enabled a million Jews to come home to Israel,” Sharansky says in a statement released on Jerusalem Day.

The Jewish Agency head also praised US President Donald Trump for visiting the Western Wall during his visit earlier this week, and for “emphasizing the centrality of Jerusalem to the Jewish people throughout his time in Israel.”

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