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Sunday, August 14, 2016

'We're not embarrassed to say it: We want to rebuild the Temple'

Thousands of Israelis from across the country converged on the capital Saturday night to participate in the annual march around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem at the beginning of Tisha B’Av.

The event, organized by the Women in Green organization, has been held every year since 1994, and both memorializes the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem and calls for the restoration of full Jewish sovereignty across the Land of Israel.

Following the traditional Tisha B’Av reading of the Book of Lamentations, which took place in Independence Park near the city center, participants marched to the Old City waving Israeli flags, accompanied by a heavy police escort. READ MORE