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Congress and Knesset

50 Years, 50 States, 2 Capitals

JMG provided a live satellite feed to and from the Knesset for this historic event between the Israeli and American governments.

For the first time, the Knesset and the US Congress held a joint event Wednesday night, to mark 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.

The event was broadcast live from the Israeli parliament and Capitol Hill, simultaneously, and was aired on the Knesset`s English-language website. Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, who initiated the event, also hosted. The event featured speeches by Ambassador Dermer, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.