50 Years Ago Today: Israel Captures Jerusalem’s Old City

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From Day 1 of the war, Jordanians had been bombarding western Jerusalem from eastern Jerusalem.

Today, 50 years ago, Israeli forces took control of eastern Jerusalem including the Old City and the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. This was seen by many as a profound moment in Jewish history.

In the seventh video of our 12-part mini-series, witness the dramatic moment when a 2,000-year-old dream became a reality.

For more videos — and the full timeline — see The Six Day War Project here.