|Paratroopers at the Western Wall, 1967
(Israel Government Press Office)
The photo was taken just hours after the Israel Defense Forces captured Jerusalem's Old City during the Six-Day War after the Jordanian army fired on the Jewish half of the city.
Israel Daily Picture has discovered that the Western Wall has been a magnet for Jewish soldiers over the last century.
We present these pictures for "Yom Yerushalayim" which begins Tuesday evening.
|Austrian Jewish soldiers at the Western Wall. The Austrian and German armies were allied with|
the Turkish army during World War I, 1915 (Harvard Library/Central Zionist Archives). The
photographer, Ya'akov Ben-Dov, moved to Palestine from Kiev in 1907. He was drafted into
the Ottoman army during World War I and served as a photographer in Jerusalem
|Jewish soldiers from the British Army after the capture of Jerusalem in December 1917 (Wikipedia)|
|Two British soldiers, presumably Jewish, at the Western Wall during a|
major snow storm in 1921 (Library of Congress)