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Our journey to Israel concluded with another meaningful day. At 8am, Holocaust scholar, Shalmi Barmor spoke to the group about how the Holocaust impacted Israel in the years immediately after (before 1967) and then the generation that fought in the Six Day War (1967+). Fascinating.
We then elected to go to Ammunition Hill versus Yad Vashen (the Jewish National Memorial to the six million victims will wait till our next trip when boys older.) Ammunition Hill was the site of one of the most important battles on June 5-6, 1967 for the unification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. Between the video/laser graphic show and our guide, the reality of this tremendous battle brought tears to almost all in the group.
|During movie, that model of Jerusalem came to life with colors and lines showing the battle logistics and movements.|
|Youngest Son. Israel Flag. Wow.|
|The colorful and fragrant spices of the shuk.|
|Commuter Husband and boys walking through the market.|
|Youngest Son reading sign on how to get train tickets as Orthodox gentleman completes his purchase.|
|The Old City Wall to the left and see the Montefiore Windmill on upper right built in 1857.|
|The Valley of the Shadow of Death. Our hotel built on the right side. Completely and utterly surreal.|