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City of New York Greets Jerusalem on Its 3,000th Anniversary

October 16, 1953
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The City of New York today sent a message of greetings to the City of Jerusalem on the occasion of the latter’s 3,000th anniversary. The message, sent by Mayor Impellitteri, said:

“The City of New York is happy to greet the City of Jerusalem on the unique and remarkable occasion of its 3,000th anniversary. This extraordinary milestone has a special significance, not alone for the Jewish people, but for all of the Western world, which is eternally in debt to Jerusalem for those basic precepts which form the basis of the Judeo-Christian tradition. New York City, with its 300 years, owes much to Jerusalem and its 3,000 years. The people of our city look to Jerusalem as a living symbol of those noble spiritual ideals that have come to be our heritage in the course of 30 centuries.”

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