Sorry to put a damper on your Yom Yerushalayim celebrations, but Jewlicious posted a photo on twitpic, on which I just couldn't resist commenting, not on Jewlicious's post of the photo, but of the concept. (Photo Tip-off: Occidental Israeli)
By the way, it is a nice photo of Jews entering the Old City through the Shchem Gate, with indirect, "Magic Hour" lighting. But, why was it decided to go through that gate? Is it supposed to be such a big deal?
My comment:The great victory of 42 years ago, the miracles which HaQadosh Barukh Hu (The Holy One, Blessed Be He) performed for us, deserve a little more umpf than gawking at women dancing, as if Israeli flags make it kosher.
Good. The mamlachtim (undying state loyalists) are doing something right.
Hmm...nah, wait a minute. It probably wasn't their idea. But if it was, it was for wimpy, "symbolic," reasons. What will they do now when they ban us from entering through this same gate on Shavu'oth, due to the previous week's "provocation?"
They should have gone through Sha'ar HaAryoth (Lions Gate) or Sha'ar HaP'rahim (Flower Gate) and marched through the Muslim Quarter.
How many of those pictured in the photo will say Al HaNissim tonight and tomorrow?
...I doubt it will be very many. I doubt that very many of their Roshei Yeshivoth has even mentioned the existence of such a thing.