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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jerusalem of Gold

As many of you know, this coming week, beginning on Monday and ending on Saturday, is the 40th anniversary of the six day war. Wednesday, the third day of the war, was the day that the City of Jerusalem was reunited, forty years ago next week.

There will be lots of coverage and some of it may not be very nice. But I'd like to start with something nice that will get you all into the proper spirit. And that's this video that includes footage of the IDF liberating the Old City of Jerusalem forty years ago next Wednesday. It will bring tears to your eyes.

P.S. Next Wednesday - Jerusalem Day - is also Chezky's birthday. He'll be 3, God willing.


At 8:38 AM, Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Forty years ago! Wow, how time flies!

I can remember the Six Day War while it was happening. At that time, I was a junior in high school in rural South Carolina (a redundancy, I know! :-)

In those prehistoric, pre-Internet days, we had newspapers, weekly news magazines and the Three Networks. In my house, we watched CBS, Walter Cronkite faithfully every evening at 6:30 PM.

Pretty much like today, these sources, fed by The Usual Suspects, give at best an incomplete, at worst a deliberately distorted, story.

There was a TV program on just last week on a Christian broadcasting network here in which a number of Six Day War veterans were interviewed about their experiences. They were compelling and moving, to say the least.

It'd be great if there were a Six Day War website in which collected interviews of veterans were available as streaming video, along with photography, etc. (And, come to think of it, one also for Israel's War of Independence, while there are still many living veterans to tell their stories. Presumably, they're in their seventies at youngest and many won't be with us much longer.)


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