On the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, the State of Israel is marking the historic event that took place in June 1967 with a series of events in Israel and abroad.Jerusalem salutes its soldiers, embraces its residents, welcomes its guests and celebrates with all those who love it. Hundreds of thousands of peoples [sic] from all around Israel and the world will march, visit and pray during the festivities. The Old City inside the ancient walls, the old neighborhoods outside those walls and the new neighborhoods built in this generation are all one city, special and unified. … Jerusalem is a metropolis that attempts to balance different beliefs and opinions, opposing tastes and habits. … a vibrant city that is open to different opinions and to people of all backgrounds.