Battle for the Golan Heights

04.10.2011                      07.Cheschwan. 5772

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Battle for the Golan Heights

Travel expert Joe Yudin introduces "the road less travelled" as well as some new discoveries at more well-known sites.

Between 1948 and 1967 the Syrian military sat atop the Golan Heights and on the shores of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), looking down at Israel in the valley below. In 1964, the Syrians began work on canals to divert the water sources of the north away from the Kinneret and by the end of May 1967, the Syrians had moved the bulk of their forces to the borders of Israel and their leaders were openly boasting of Israel’s eminent destruction in the press.

In a bold move, the government and IDF decided to strike back, and in six days captured the Golan Heights. Some of the fiercest fighting of the Six Day War occurred on the Golan Heights….