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IT HAPPENED TOMORROW Jerusalem

vitaleBy Guido Vitale*

“Three old men who are better known for being young men stood on Wednesday morning where they had 50 years earlier: in Jerusalem’s Old City at the limestone retaining wall that is one of the holiest places for Jews. In a moment frozen in a famous photo, the three men, who were among the paratroopers who had pushed through Jerusalem until they stood at the Western Wall itself in 1967, looked up in awe at a holy site that had been barred to Jews for almost two decades. “We will never give back Jerusalem,” one of the three, Zion Karasenti, now 74, said as the anniversary arrived on Wednesday, at 10: 08 a.m. “If they have to capture it again, we will be in the front line.” (Ian Fisher – The New York Times)