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March 28th and 30th - Battles for the Holy City 70 CE, 1948 and 1967

posted Mar 24, 2011, 11:10 PM by Jack Cadranel

Jerusalem, the City of Peace, has been fought over many times.  Both this week's tours explore battles in the Holy City and their consequences.
The tour on Monday March 28th follows the drama of The Battle for the Jewish Quarter 1948 and 1967.   In the 1948 War of Independence the Jewish Quarter of the Old City was under siege.  Despite the valiant fight of its defenders it fell to the Arab Legion just two weeks after the establishment of the State of Israel.  The fighters were taken into captivity and the rest of the residents expelled.  For 19 years until its recapture by Israeli troops in the Six Day War in 1967 Jews did not set foot in the Old City.  This tour is about exile and return. 
Meet at 1.30 p.m.just outside the Zion Gate.  Please wear modest clothing for this tour.
On Wednesday March 30th walk In the Shadow of the Temple as you tour The Southern Wall Excavations.   Herod's magnificent Temple was destroyed by the Romans in the Year 70 CE.  At the foot of the Temple Mount is a beautiful archaeological park with remains that span 2000 years of Jerusalem's history.  Come and explore! 
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just inside the Dung Gate. 

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water.  Each tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person.  There are site entry fees of NIS 10 on Monday's tour and of NIS 30 on Wednesday's.  Registration in advance is required.  Please call 054-647-8955 or email
tourwithjack@gmail.com .