By Barbara Dingle, Jerusalem Channel
Tonight in Jerusalem four veterans from the 1967 Six Day War were honoured at the Israeli film premier of “In our Hands,” the new docudrama by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and Bible Productions.
The film tells the riveting story of the Battle for the Old City of Jerusalem which took place 50 years ago this very week. The Jerusalem Channel trustees were honoured to be represented amongst an invited audience of several hundred people.
“The Temple Mount is in our hands. I Repeat : The Temple Mount is in our hands!”
As Israeli paratroopers entered the Old City of Jerusalem on the morning of June 7, 1967, Motta Gur sent that message, and the entire world listened as the City of Jerusalem was reunited under Jewish control for the first time in nearly 1900 years.
What wonderful words those were not just to world Jewry but also to Bible-believing Christians too. It was a fulfilment of biblical prophecy.
Shot entirely on locations in Israel, “In our Hands” tells the story of the Battle for Jerusalem through the eye’s of Jerusalem’s 55th Paratroop Brigade. This docudrama combines dramatic reenactments with archival footage, interviews with veterans of the Six Day War and commentary from Israel’s former Ambassador to the UN Michael Oren, the author of “Six Days of War.”
In the film, Executive Producer and CBN’s CEO Gordon Robertson paralleled the inspirational battle of 1967 with the biblical victories of both Joshua and the Maccabees. Movingly, Gordon recounted his remembrance of listening to the unfolding drama in 1967 as a young boy, and his family looking up scriptures and praying for the peace of Jerusalem.
Also quoted, Psalm 126, “The lord has done great things for us!”
The Jerusalem Channel congratulates Gordon Robertson and CBN for accurately portraying one of the most prophetic moments in Israel’s modern history.