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

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Arab prisoners of war are led blindfolded to interrogation in the old city of Jerusalem, June 8, 1967.
Arab prisoners of war are led blindfolded to interrogation in the old city of Jerusalem, June 8, 1967.Credit: GOREN / AP
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Israeli border police announce the start of a curfew in the sector of Jerusalem formerly held by Jordan, June 26, 1967. Credit: Associated Press
An Israeli paratrooper who took part in the battle for the Old City of Jerusalem celebrates his wedding in front of the Western Wall.Credit: haron Zuckerman/GPO
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan during their visit to army installations on the West Bank, September 20, 1967.Credit: Ilan Bronner, GPO

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