The Bitter Fight For Jerusalem During The War For Independence - jerusalem Area

Region: Jerusalem Area, By Appointment: Yes
Source: Maoz Haviv
Region: Jerusalem area

The guided tour includes a visit to the Alexandroni Brigade Monument, with a view to the nearby area of Israeli Independence War battles (1947-1949), recounting why the Latrun area was considered strategically important by Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. The route will continue through Mizpe Harel, an outlook over the famous “Burma Road” which sustained Jerusalem during the Arab siege, and a drive on the road. Next in the programme is a visit to the Machal monument commemorating overseas volunteers in the Israeli War of Independence, the “Jeep Incline”, the Castel Fortress which controlled the road to Jerusalem, and a recount of the battles fought over the pass. The tour concludes in the Palmach Harel Brigade military cemetery in Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim, retelling of soldier accounts from the war, and a ride back to Latrun.

Image credit: Tzrif HaRishonim, Hod Hasharon, from PikiWiki.

Products specifications
Region Jerusalem Area
Operator Maoz Haviv
Leaving Time By appointment
Admission Charge With Charge
Language English
Language Hebrew
By Appointment Yes
Accessibility No
Starting Point Latrun upper Parking lot
Ending Point Latrun upper Parking lot
Phone +972-54-7791126
Email maozhaviv@gmail.com

The guided tour includes a visit to the Alexandroni Brigade Monument, with a view to the nearby area of Israeli Independence War battles (1947-1949), recounting why the Latrun area was considered strategically important by Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. The route will continue through Mizpe Harel, an outlook over the famous “Burma Road” which sustained Jerusalem during the Arab siege, and a drive on the road. Next in the programme is a visit to the Machal monument commemorating overseas volunteers in the Israeli War of Independence, the “Jeep Incline”, the Castel Fortress which controlled the road to Jerusalem, and a recount of the battles fought over the pass. The tour concludes in the Palmach Harel Brigade military cemetery in Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim, retelling of soldier accounts from the war, and a ride back to Latrun.

Image credit: Tzrif HaRishonim, Hod Hasharon, from PikiWiki.

Products specifications
Region Jerusalem Area
Operator Maoz Haviv
Leaving Time By appointment
Admission Charge With Charge
Language English
Language Hebrew
By Appointment Yes
Accessibility No
Starting Point Latrun upper Parking lot
Ending Point Latrun upper Parking lot
Phone +972-54-7791126
Email maozhaviv@gmail.com