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E-learning

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IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

Produced by the Israel Defense Forces in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (09:04) describes Israel’s military victory against four enemy armies on three fronts during the Six Day War. With

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

From the official website of Ammunition Hill, this link provides detailed information about the role of the Paratrooper Brigade during the Six Day War, including the conquest of Ammunition Hill

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Written by journalist Paul Auster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, this article from the Jerusalem Post describes a meeting of the surviving soldiers who fought

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

This article from the Times of Israel describes a unique encounter between Israeli and Jordanian veterans of the Six Day War on Ammunition Hill, 50 years after the war. The

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

This home video (02:50) takes viewers on a brief tour of the bunkers and trenches of Ammunition Hill, emphasizing the heroism of the soldiers and the importance of the battle and

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

In this video (05:12), Abraham Rabinovich, author of “”The Battle for Jerusalem,” describes the battle for Ammunition Hill, including the strategic importance of the site, the lack of preparedness of the

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

This post presents the text of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s speech at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill on 6 June 2005, in which he pays tribute to

Ammunition Hill Memorial Site: Telling the Story

Ammunition Hill Memorial Site: Telling the Story

Produced by the Jewish National Fund, this video (02:09) describes the Memorial Site of Ammunition Hill as a symbol of Jewish and Israeli heroism. With clips from the head tour guide of the

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

In this video (04:19), produced by i24News to mark 50 years since the Six Day War, Yaakov “Yaki” Hetz, a decorated IDF veteran returns to Ammunition Hill, recalling the fear, chaos and ultimate

The Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill: A Tribute to Jewish Soldiers Around the World

The Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill: A Tribute to Jewish Soldiers Around the World

Produced by the Jewish National Fund, this video (06:32) introduces the Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill, a tribute to the courage, heroism and sacrifice of Jewish soldiers who have

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Filmed at Ammunition Hill, this video (06:47) presents an interview with Erin Zimmerman, the director of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

Produced by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, this moving video (08:29) tells the story of Israel’s 1967 battles for Jerusalem and the ensuing liberation of the Old City and the Western

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

In this video (04:02), three IDF veterans recall the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War. With honesty, humor and pain, they describe the lack of preparation, the

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

This video (07:40) recalls the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill, explaining why this strategic site needed to be conquered in order to liberate the Old City of Jerusalem. With useful

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Music

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Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

This video presents a song about the Six Day War by Sabaton, a Swedish heavy metal band who’s songs recount historical battles. The lyrics, provided below, tell the story of

Ammunition Hill Song

Ammunition Hill Song

Written by Yair Rosenblum and Yoram Taharlev, this famous song (in Hebrew with English subtitles) tells the story of the bloody battle on Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War.  Ammunition

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

This popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer describes the Jewish people’s age-old yearning for and ultimate return to Jerusalem. Released just three weeks before the outbreak of the Six Day War

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Anecdotes

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KKL-JNF: Blessing the Fruit Trees on Ammunition Hill

KKL-JNF: Blessing the Fruit Trees on Ammunition Hill

From 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, this video (02:45) shows a KKL-JNF ceremony held at Ammunition Hill in honor of the annual blessing for the budding

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

This video (1:31) is a trailer for the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War. Combining dramatic

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

This post offers the English translation of a selection of poems about Jerusalem, written by the iconic poet, Yehuda Amichai, who spent much of his life in the city. Some of

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

This post presents the text of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s speech at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill on 6 June 2005, in which he pays tribute to

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Filmed at Ammunition Hill, this video (06:47) presents an interview with Erin Zimmerman, the director of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the

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Rituals & Ceremonies

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The Masorti Movement’s Transitional Ceremony between Yom Ha’Zikaron & Yom Ha’Atzmaut

The Masorti Movement’s Transitional Ceremony between Yom Ha’Zikaron & Yom Ha’Atzmaut

This link opens up a PDF file of Twilight: Moving from Memorial to Independence, a ceremony written by the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel to mark the transition between Yom

Beit Tefilah Israeli’s Transitional Ceremony between Yom Ha’Zikaron & Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Beit Tefilah Israeli’s Transitional Ceremony between Yom Ha’Zikaron & Yom Ha’Atzmaut

This link opens up a PDF file of Havdalah: A Transitional Ceremony between Yom Ha’Zikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, a Hebrew and English ceremony written by Beit Tefilah Israeli that celebrates Israel’s national

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