Jerusalem Day in the Old City. (Nicky Kelvin/Flash90) (Nicky Kelvin/Flash90)

Jerusalem is in the international spotlight once again with the historic move of the US Embassy – just a day after Jerusalem Day! Take a moment to reflect on the beauty of this ancient city.

Over 3000 years ago King David chose Jerusalem – ‘City of Peace’ – as the capital of the united Kingdom of Israel.

The metropolis that was built around the ruins of King David’s palace serves as the capital of the modern State of Israel.

This week Israelis celebrate Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of the reunification of the city in the 1967 Six Day War. The timing was perfect, as the festivities were coupled with huge excitement over the US embassy move.

Come on a beautiful aerial tour of the eternal capital of the Jewish People!

Jerusalem – The capital of the State of Israel

3,000 years ago, King David made Jerusalem his capital. Since the re-establishment of the Jewish State in the Jews' ancestral homeland in 1948, it serves as Israel's capital, where world leaders come to meet with Israel's leaders, where most government ministries are situated, as well as Israel's Parliament, Supreme court & many National institutions. Welcome to Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel!

Posted by Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sign the Declaration to Keep Jerusalem United

Ramadan Shalah sings Jerusalem Song

Jerusalem Must Remain the United Capital of Israel

I declare that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish People and support all efforts to maintain and strengthen a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.