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Alan Jackson – First person account of liberating Jerusalem in the Six Day War

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Maurice Klein speaks with Alan Jackson, who when he was Sgt Major Alan Jackson in the IDF Tzanchanim (Paratroopers)under the command of Moderchai (Matta) Gur, was one of the first soldiers in the IDF to reach the Kotel in the 1967 Six Day War. Alan recounts how his 66th Battalion suffered heavy losses in the trench-to-trench, hand to hand battle for the taking of Ammunition Hill, and then again incurring more heavy loses of his mates, when leading the way in the urban warfare for the taking of Jerusalem. The IDF's Rabbi Goren, was initially unable to blow the Shofar when reaching the Kotel at the same time as Alan. Guess who was given the kavod and stepped in? We hear from Alan that Rabbi Goren wanted the Al-Aqsa Mosque blown up, only to be out ranked and blocked by Moshe Dayan.  We were honoured to have Sgt Major Alan Jackson, join us on L'Chaim -To Life and recount his personal story and events on this day and yesterday - fifty six years ago in the Six Day War, when Jerusalem and the Kotel were back where they belonged and they were Israel's again, FOREVER.

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