Thursday, June 08, 2017

Three Faces: a Personal Story of Jerusalem’s Reunification

It was the picture seen around the world. 50 years ago, three paratroopers were photographed as they liberated the Old City of Jerusalem and prayed at the Western Wall for the first time since 1948.

In June 1967, David Rubinger, a press photographer in Israel, followed IDF forces that were fighting to liberate the Old City of Jerusalem. At the Western Wall, three IDF soldiers posed for a photograph. They were Zion Karasanti, Yitzhak Yifat and Haim Oshri. While their names are not famous, their faces have become a symbol of the reunification of Jerusalem.

Here, they relive their moving experience.

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