Travel: Uneasy access

Overlooks, nature walks and exciting virtual figures in Yitzhak Rabin Park make the 1948 siege of Jerusalem and the battle for the road to the capital come alive.

April 19, 2015 14:01
Yitzhak Rabin Park

The view from the Convoy Ridge. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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One day a few years ago, new recruits from the Golani Brigade met with a veteran from the Palmah. The older man, well into his 80s, told his rapt audience real-life tales about the War of Independence.

When he mentioned how often wounded soldiers died on the battlefield because there was no way to get them to a medical facility, one of the soldiers raised his hand. “Why didn’t they call for helicopters to come and pick them up?” he inquired.


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