Jerusalem was divided during the War of Independence and nineteen years later was reunited as a result of the June 1967 Six Day War. Today is Jerusalem Day, a national holiday created to mark the reunification. Anyway, this is the official description from the Knesset website.
How does this little Jerusalemite bird feel? Sheltered, having found a little place to call home. At other times, pressed between a rock and a hard place.
Our--Jerusalem's-- past history weighs heavy; the near future is laden with unknowns and uncertainties.
From Psalm 122
"I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord!' . . .
Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together. . .
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
'May they prosper who love you!
Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!'
For my brethren and companions' sake I will say 'Peace be within you!'
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good."