Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Board of Deputies Meeting

At the Board of Depu$es meeting in May, a surprise guest was Dr. Itzack Ifat, the central figure in the iconic photo at the Western Wall immediately following the capture of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War. He is seen listening to the Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev. Itzack spoke movingly of those desperate days, and the loss of many of his comrades during the war. Amazingly, after making a temporary memorial to the Fallen Jewish Soldiers, him and his fellow soldiers made a similar memorial for the Jordanian dead.

Similar respect had not been shown by the Jordanians, who between 1948 and 1967 desecrated Synagogues and used tombstones for latrines and roads.

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