Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Zion Gate

This is a picture of the Zion Gate, which is located on the south-western side of the old city . It is one of the gates that lead to the Jewish quarter and to the Western Wall.  In the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the Palmach (Israelis) gained control of the Jewish Quarter via the Zion Gate. The stones surrounding the gate were pockmarked by weapons fire and bullet holes that are still visible today. This gate faces the hill called Mount Zion, and 500 yards away is the entrance to Jerusalem University College. I am planning to go in and out of this gate often!

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