JERUSALEM, Israel – The capture of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount 50 years ago sent shockwaves throughout the Jewish world. It also raised hopes for the building of the third temple.
On June 7, 1967, Israeli Brigade Commander Col. Motta Gur made an announcement that Jews had waited to hear for some 2,000 years.
“The Temple Mount is in our hands! The Temple Mount is in our hands!” he declared.