50 years later, Jerusalem Day 2017: “In June 1967, 28 Iyar was the third day of the Six-Day War, when Jerusalem’s Old City fell to Israeli forces” [VIDEOS]

Jerusalem Day 2017 – Movie “In Our Hands” Brings Liberation of Jerusalem to Life
by Miriam Elman
May 24, 2017

In these remarkably well-researched scenes, the film transforms into a compelling and emotional “Israeli version of Band of Brothers” (estimates vary, but by most accounts some 780 Israelis and roughly 20,000 Egyptians, Jordanians and Syrians died during the week of fighting; in the one bloody night of trench warfare at Ammunition Hill, 36 Israeli paratroopers and 71 Jordanian soldiers were killed). Much of the documentary follows the courageous soldiers that made up the 55th Brigade. They were men from all walks of life who had trained for weeks to do a parachute jump in the Sinai only to have that mission aborted and to be ordered to turn around and “go into an urban warfare situation that they were not trained for.” READ MORE

FORWARD 3 Israeli Paratroopers Reenact Famed Western Wall Photo 50 Years Later

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