Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stands behind his decision to approve the Flag March for Jerusalem Day. The annual event successfully passed through the Damascus Gate in accordance with the route that has existed for decades.
Bennett said, “We decided that the Flag March would go along its traditional route, and so it was. This year we broke records with over 50,000 participants who painted the city with the colors of our flag. It is moving and joyful to see all the people of Israel celebrating together. Am Yisrael Chai.”
MK Simcha Rothman from the Religious Zionist faction offered praise for the government, writing: “When they deserve it, they deserve it. Hats off to the Israeli government, the Public Security Minister, the Prime Minister and the Alternate Prime Minister, the commissioner, and anyone who had a hand in the decision not to fold in the face of threats.”
The success of the 2022 Flag March just goes to show that all can go well and in Israel’s favor when the right decision is made. Israel must continue to not cave in to threats or bow to outside pressure. She must continue to exercise her legal and sovereign rights.