Lt. General Mordechai Gur, who played a major role in Israel's military operations since statehood, has vividly written an unforgettable account of the events surrounding the critical Battle for Jerusalem during the 1967 Mideast War. The goal in the battle was the Temple Mount, possession of which was a 2,000 year-old dream for Jews everywhere. General Gur's fast-paced narrative brings alive all the tension, terror, uncertainty, hope and desperation of the conflict. The moment when General Gur signals headquarters, "The Temple Mount is in our hands. Repeat. The Temple Mount is ours," is a breath-taking emotional capstone during a week of conflict that riveted the world.
Lt. Gen. Mordechai Gur played a major role in Israel's operations since statehood. Prior to assuming the role of Chief of Staff in 1974, he served two years as Israel's military attache to the United States and Canada, and later became a member of his country's delegation to the United Nations. Lt. Gen. Gur died in July 1995.