In a special ceremony in the City of David, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman dedicates a plaque commemorating the bond between Israel and the United States.
Friedman said that he hoped that the plaque would prompt all those who read it to think of theJudeo-Christian valuesupon which America was founded and “how those values were inspired by ancient Jerusalem and its inhabitants.”
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, along with the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, held a special ceremony at the City of David on Monday in recognition of the “seminal role” the archeological site plays “in connecting its visitors to the origins of the values that helped shape America.”
On June 30, 2019, Paul Packer, Chairman of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad participated with other American dignitaries in the City of David’s inauguration of the “Pilgrimage Road,” the path taken by millions of pilgrims ascending from the Pool of Siloam up to the Temple more than 2,000 years ago.
In his remarks, Packer commended the City of David for its contribution to America’s heritage, adding that with the ceremony, “we are fulfilling another, larger purpose: to unify Americans around our foundational principles and values. The City of David serves as a living testament to those enduring values, and it is our duty to ensure it remains for generations to come.”
U.S. envoys Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman attended the inauguration of a Jewish heritage site in eastern Jerusalem on Sunday. This move signals support for Israel’s hold over parts of the city that Palestinians want for a future state.
“The City of David brings biblical Jerusalem back to life,” Friedman said at the event. “It enables every one of us to stroll the corridors where the ancient prophets of Israel gave voice to revolutionary ideals of freedom, liberty and human dignity.”
“It is our unique privilege as Americans to walk together with our Israeli counterparts on the just unveiled Pilgrimage Road, where our shared ancestors ascended the flagstone steps in prayer and blessing,” he said.
Sara Netanyahu, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman tour Pilgrimage Road
Earlier Friedman and Greenblatt slammed the activists who had protested their cooperation in the event, with Friedman saying that discovery “brings truth and science to a debate that has been marred too long by myths.”
All of the recent discoveries at the old City of David are proof indeed at this time when many are denying Israel’s right to the land. Watch this short important video. We certainly do live in exciting times
Take a sneak peek at a soon-to-be opened Biblical era thoroughfare that still bears the ashes from the destruction of the Holy Temple.
Imagine striding up the same stone path that millions of people walked on to arrive at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during Biblical times, which is known as the “Pilgrimage Road.”
That fantasy is about to be reality as Israel prepares to open to the public an excavation project that has taken nearly a decade to complete. This new archaeological attraction will permit visitors to literally witness the ashes of the Jewish people’s Holy Temple, which was burned to the ground by Roman invaders.
In this clip, you’ll get an early glance at this amazing discovery!