The Iconic Photo That Speaks Volumes

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Here is a rather famous photo of Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Dayan in 1967, after we reclaimed the old city of Jerusalem.

Notice anything interesting?

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Look at the sign behind him: Al-Buraq (Wailing Wall) Rd.

You see, even the Jordanians, who during their 19-year-occupation of the Old City and East Jerusalem from 1948-1967, neglected the Jewish Quarter, destroyed Jewish property and kept the area Judenrein – had this as the sign by the Western Wall. An acknowledgement by the Muslim Jordanians that this was the wall of the Jews!

And how significant they used the words “Wailing Wall” – the name given to the wall because of the centuries of wailing and endless tears shed by Jews yearning to rebuild Jerusalem.

UNESCO, take note.

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