Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Temple Mount Under TransJordanian Guns - and a Synagogue

As informed by my good friend Lenny Ben-David of Picture-a-Day, British Pathe newsreels are up.

In this one, you can see TransJordian troops and irregulars invading Mandate Palestine.

What caught my interest was the stationing of troops on the northern side of the Temple Mount:

the courtyard:

and the Dome of the Rock

and then I noticed off to the south-west, in the Jewish Quarter above, the "Tiferet Yisrael (Nissan Bek) Synagogue" complete

In other words, as the Synagogue was blown up on May 21, 1948, we can presume the film was shot sometime between then and the day of the invasion, May 17


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