The real reason Israel annexed East Jerusalem - Israel News - Haaretz.com
Arab prisoners of war are led blindfolded to interrogation in the old city of Jerusalem, June 8, 1967. GOREN / AP

The Real Reason Israel Annexed East Jerusalem

Haaretz’s Jerusalem correspondent covered the story of the city’s unification in the wake of the Six-Day War. Fifty years later he revisits the the dramatic decision that changed the face of the Middle East

The office of Interior Minister Haim-Moshe Shapira was crammed to bursting. A buzz of emotion rose from the officials, public...

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