Jerusalem 1948-1967 Resource Pack
With the end of the British Mandate and the establishment of the State of Israel, Jerusalem was in Jewish control for the first time in over 2,000 years. However, as a result of the War of Independence, Jordan had control of the eastern part of the city including the Old City and the Western Wall (the Kotel). For nineteen years the city was divided by barbed wire, and Jews were prohibited from entering the eastern Jordanian-controlled side. The Armistice Line ran through various parts of the city, and Jordanian snipers were a daily hazard to residents of the western side.
Jerusalem was nonetheless declared Israel’s capital during this period, and Jewish life in the city continued to blossom.
In this resource pack, you can experience first-hand the lives of Jerusalem’s residents and the continued expansion of the city during the years 1948-1967.
General Analysis Page
This is a generic worksheet for the use of younger students, that direct them in the stages of analysing photographs, maps, documents or other types of primary sources.
Document Analysis Page
This worksheet may be used to analyze documents and to understand their meaning. Every document is unique. Fill out the sections relevant to the document you are analyzing