A turning point in Israel’s history, the exhibit is an enclosed media space screening 7-minutes of actual footage taken from the Six-Day War. The film shows the impact of the Israeli air strikes and emotional response to the unification of Jerusalem. On each side of the film are wall-to-wall photographs representing a war fought simultaneously on three fronts.
There was a heavy price paid for the Israeli victory: many Israelis and Arabs died in the fighting; thousands of Arabs fled their homes, exacerbating a refugee problem that began with the War of Independence; and the occupation of extensive territory belonging to Egypt, Jordan and Syria set the stage for military, political and social struggles that would impact the state of Israel for decades to come.
Upon exiting, visitors find Yitzhak Rabin’s famous words upon receiving an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.