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50 Jerusalem Facts for the 50th Anniversary of Reunification

Jewish people march to the Western Wall through the old city as part of celebrations for Jerusalem Day, commemorating the Jewish victory in Jerusalem in 1967. June 1 2011. Photo by Nicky Kelvin/Flash90.

Israelis will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification on May 23-24. Leading up to the holy city’s semi-centennial milestone, here are 50 amazing facts highlighting the rich tapestry of Israel’s capital

Here’s one awesome fact: The name “Jerusalem” most likely comes from “Urusalim,” a word of Semitic origin meaning “Foundation of Shalem (wholeness)” or “Foundation of God.”

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