The Battle for Jerusalem: June 5-7,1967...

Enhanced by fascinating photographs and an epilogue tracing the subsequent lives and military careers of the key participants, Rabinovich's gripping narrative brings the reader to the scene of this brilliant military victory and emotional reunion of a people with their sacred city.

Foreword Most events in one’s life are experienced first as “ current events” and then again as “ history.” The current events have the strength of their immediacy; the history has the strength of hindsight. It seems the spe-cific character of anniversaries that they take on the role of signposts, as time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. This to me is especially true as we prepare to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Many of the problems we anticipated would be the most difficult were not; many of the most difficult problems were ones we could never have anticipated. Much has been achieved since 1967, perhaps the most significant that two peoples who were separated by minefields and barbed wire— and enmity— learned to live together, learned to respect one another. It is a delicate balance, not unaffected by the politics of our region, but it is a balance that has proved itself. The work of course has just started. When I took up Abe Rabinovich’s manuscript, I had thought merely to skim through it. After all, I had been there. But very soon I found myself reading this book from its first word to the very last. And while there were events of those historic days that I would never forget, and while the exhilaration and the trepidation, the untold strength and the exhaustion, would always remain vivid in my thoughts, many events had been hazed over by the twenty years that have passed. This account brought them to life as vividly as if they were just taking place. This book also brought back memories of a young American reporter   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x

The Battle for Jerusalem: June 5-7,1967


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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageContentsIllustrationsForewordPreface to the 20th Anniversary EditionCrisisPreparationWaitingCountdownMondayCounterattackArmored AttackTwilightZero HourAmmunition HillBreakthroughLostThe MuseumLink-upJewish JerusalemAbu TorMopping UpTrappedThe Temple MountThe Jericho RoadTracingsBibliographyIndex
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