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Israel During The Six-Day War

Micha Bar-Am's remarkable documentation of the 1967 Six-Day War

Micha Bar Am

Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War In the course of the War of Independence in 1948, the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem was captured by the Jordanian "Arab Legion", and from then on Jewish worshippers were denied access (...)
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War The original caption by Micha Bar-Am for this image reads, "A woman hails Israeli soldiers who took part in the liberation of Eastern Jerusalem which had been occupied by Jordan since 1958." The Ge (...)
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War An Israeli soldier on the eve of the Six-Day War. Galilee, Israel. 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War After the capture of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in East Jerusalem, a force of Israeli paratroopers made its way to the Dung Gate where sniper fire occurred. This man was killed during th (...)
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War On the second day of the war, an army convoy was rolling slowly through the city on its way north and east. After a night of artillery fire from the Jordanians, few Jerusalemites were venturing out (...)
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War On the second day of the war, a young soldier gave his mother a quick hug before running to catch up with his convoy. Jerusalem, Israel. June 6, 1957. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War Syrian outpost after its conquest by the Israeli army. Golan Heights, Tel El Fakhar. 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War The original caption by Micha Bar-Am for this image reads, "Israeli soldiers liberate the Old City. Dome of the Rock Mosque. Jerusalem, Israel." June 7, 1967 © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War A captured Egyptian SAM missile base. Mount Sinai, Egypt. 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War Israeli soldiers advance towards the Suez Canal. Sinai, Egypt. 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War The original caption by Micha Bar-Am for this image reads, "Members of the Israeli Defense Forces arriving to liberate Salakh E Din Street. East Jerusalem, Israel." June 7, 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War An Israeli soldier after the 1967 conquest of Kouneitra in Syria (Golan Heights), mocking the Syrian battle cry poster, during the Six Day War invasion into Syrian territory. Kouneitra, Syria. 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War The original caption by Micha Bar-Am for this image reads, "Israeli soldiers near Dung Gate during the liberation of the Old City. Jerusalem, Israel." June 7, 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War An Israeli soldier in newly liberated East Jerusalem, knocking out the Arab sign naming the Wailing Wall as 'Mohammed's Horse El Bourak'. Jerusalem, Israel. June, 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War In the course of the War of Independence in 1948, the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem was captured by the Jordanian 'Arab Legion', and from then on Jewish worshippers were denied access (...)
Micha Bar Am | The Six-Day War Israeli Army Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, with General Moshe Dayan, and Mr Menachem Begin, during an Israeli Cabinet Meeting. Jerusalem, Israel. 1967. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos

On the morning of June 5, 1967, the Six-Day War broke out. After a period of tension and waiting, the Israeli Government decided to launch a pre-emptive attack. The war was waged against Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. Over the next six days the Israeli Defense Forces captured the Sinai Peninsula, Jerusalem East, the West Bank of the Jordan River, and the Golan Heights.

The captions to this story are the original captions by Micha Bar-Am, 1967.