US recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel
It was 50 years ago, on June 7th, 1967, Jerusalem returned to Jewish hands after nearly 2000 years.
And today, December 6th, 2017, the President of the United States announced in an historic moment that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and will move its embassy to Jerusalem.
Israel celebrated by lighting up Jerusalem’s ancient walls with the flag of the US and Israel:
And lighting up Jerusalem’s Bridge of Strings with red, white and blue:
I just videoed Jerusalem’s Bridge of Strings lit up in Red White and Blue and Blue and White in honor of the historic and just US recognition of #Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. All countries who value peace, freedom and justice should follow suit. pic.twitter.com/u3hxseDuWw— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) December 6, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likewise rejoiced, noting the historic moment at hand:
We here at Chavah Messianic Radio rejoice, as should everyone who follows the God of Israel.
For Adonai has chosen Zion,
He has desired it for His dwelling:
“This is My resting place forever.
Here I dwell, for I have desired it.
I will abundantly bless her food.
I will satisfy her needy ones with bread.
I will clothe her kohanim with salvation,
and her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.
There will I make a horn spring up for David,
I have set up a lamp for My anointed.
His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but upon himself his crown will shine.”
To Jerusalem we say, sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim! May we never forget you, and may God speedily raise up his Mashiach in Jerusalem, and in our days!