The reunification of Jerusalem was considered by many to be the most significant accomplishment of the Six-Day War. Since 1948, Jews could not visit the Western Wall, which was under Jordanian control. Moreover, the Old City had not been under Jewish rule for nearly 2,000 years.
The fortitude and historical significance are witnessed in first-hand accounts of those who were in the country during and immediately following the war. The excerpts below were originally published in Hadassah Magazine’s July 1967 issue, and shared through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.