Know Your History: The Reunification of Jerusalem and The Jewish Connection


series where I bring to you news from the newspaper archives and historical documents to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict.

With UNESCO’s latest deplorable decision the latest example of the world trying to erase the Jewish connection to our holiest sites, it bears reminding that there was a time this would have been unheard of.

Back in 1967, following our victory in the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem, the newspapers of the day really captured the Jewish connection to the Old City, especially the Temple Mount and Western Wall.

For instance, this New York Times report from June 8th, 1967.

Note: I cannot provide a link to the full articles since they are only available to those who have purchased a subscription. But I have provided screenshots below. As usual, click on the screenshots to enlarge.

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And this one from the same day.


Similarly, the June 16th, 1967 edition of Time Magazine captures the same spirit:


We are living in a world where fundamental truths are being questioned and attacked. This is why having a command of facts and history is more important than ever.

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