Jerusalem, May 21, 2020
Even though international visitors are still unable to travel to Israel’s capital, they will still be able to send blessings to the holy city for Jerusalem Day, as part of a unique initiative.
StandWithUs is proud to partner with the Jerusalem Municipality, who are leading this amazing Jerusalem Day project, which will light up Jerusalem’s ancient walls.
On May 23rd, from 21:30 until 23:00 Israel time, comments from followers of on the Facebook “walls” of the Jerusalem Municipality and StandWithUs will be projected onto the actual walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The pages include Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon's Facebook page, the Jerusalem City Municipality pageand six international StandWithUs pages (International, Spain, Brazil, Israel, Netherlands, and UK). The event will be broadcasted on the Jerusalem Municipality Facebook page as well as all StandWithUs Facebook pages. Followers just need to comment on the pages with their wish to the city.
The project was initiated by the Jerusalem Municipality new media department and spokespersons office in partnership with international education organization, StandWithUs.
Israeli President Ruby Rivlin, and Israeli celebrities such as Yehoram Gaon, Rebecca Michaeli, Miriam Peretz and others have already sent messages.
Executive Director of StandWithUs-Israel, Michael Dickson, commented: “We are so proud to be partnering with the Mayor and the Jerusalem Municipality to give people across the globe a way to send their wishes on Jerusalem Day. The reunification of the Jewish capital corrected a historic injustice and brought with it freedom of worship and movement to people of all backgrounds. Jerusalem is so important to so many and especially now, this exciting initiative will give people an opportunity to share their love of the capital with the world.”
StandWithUs (SWU) is a nineteen-year-old, international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters and activities on 5 continents, including the U.S., Israel, UK, Canada, South Africa and Brazil.
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