Thousands took part Sunday in the annual Flag March in Jerusalem,
which celebrates the city’s reunification in 1967 after 19 years of
Police almost changed the route of the march this year over fear of
Jewish–Arab clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City. The march was authorized
after Rabbi Chaim Druckman and other religious-Zionist leaders met
with police commanders and promised to avoid confrontation.
The traditional route takes celebrants from King George street to the
Western Wall (Kotel) via the Yafo Gate and Shechem Gate of the Old