Dr. Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington and Knesset Member and the author of Six Days of War, said that 54 years ago the liberation of east Jerusalem was closing a circle and making the city whole again. But at the time, it was a fearful moment for Israeli leaders, particularly the National Religious Party. He told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that ironically in some ways Jerusalem Day today marks a religious event more than an historical event.