A Liberator of Jerusalem Says the Temple Mount Should Have Been the Focus

According Israel Harel, head of the Institute for Zionist Strategy, the situation in Israel’s capital today would be different if the Six Day War had resulted in the liberation of the Temple Mount.

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Harel, a paratrooper who helped liberate Jerusalem in 1967 and a recipient of this year’s Lion of Zion Lifetime Achievement Award from the Moskowitz Foundation, tells VOI’s Josh Hasten that if the focus of the historic battle for Jerusalem had been the importance of the liberation of the Temple Mount, instead of the Western Wall, both Jews and Arabs today might be acknowledging Israel’s rights to the holy site.

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