RARE PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers At The Kosel After Liberation Of Jerusalem

IDF Archives at the Defense Ministry

In honor of Yom Yerushalayim last week, the IDF Archives at the Defense Ministry published rare photos of the battles to liberate Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, 56 years ago.

In 1967, Israel was attacked by its neighbors, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, and miraculously overpowered all three powerful countries in just six days.

On June 7, after fierce battles with Jordanian soldiers, Israeli paratroopers liberated the Old City of Jerusalem and gained control of Har HaBayis and the Kosel. The war ended on June 10, after Israel conquered the Golan Heights.

IDF soldiers in the Muslim Quarter.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Rabbi Shlomo Goren a legend! Chavrusa of R’ Isser Zalman Meltzer. Rabbi Goren did 7 blatt Gemarah every day! He carried a sefer Torah with him all the time.

  2. Seeing the picture of Moreinu HoRav שלמה Goren זצקללה”ה it is impossible not to clearly notice both his amazing צדקות ואהבת ישראל .
    It is so clear to everyone, what a major Holiday יום-ירושלים is after such an unbelievable נס in getting our beloved כותל back

  3. The הכרת הטוב we must have for these people who put their lives on the line in order to bring about the ישועת ד is quite large.

  4. It was not a “liberation”; it was a conquering. The Zionists conquered it from the Jordanians. But the Zionists’ war in 1948 is what STOPPED Jews from being able to go to the Kosel.

    In 1948, the Zionists were warned to not attempt to conquer Jerusalem. The Zionists ignored that, which compelled the British-trained Jordanians to enter the war and prevent the Zionists from conquering Jerusalem and also stopping all Jews from accessing the Kosel.

    As always, Zionism was the problem, not the solution.

  5. Barn Owl:
    He was also mattir mamzeirim, but don’t let the kedusha of Klal Yisrael get in the way of your idolatry of Zionism.