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Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)

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Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)

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On this virtual tour, an officially licensed guide by the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Israel will show you the most amazing sites with great views and footage and comment on each of them.<br><br>During and after the tour there is time for questions.<br><br>Starting times are based on Israel time zone, which is:<br>Amsterdam +1<br>London +2<br>New York +7<br>Los Angeles +10<br><br>If you miss a tour you will receive a voucher for a new tour free of charge.
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Ko G wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Ammunition Hill was a strategic Jordian stronghold guarding the northern approach to the Old City. In the morning hours of 6 June 1967, Israeli paratroopers fought a series of fierce close-combat battles with the equally brave and determined Jordian defenders as they worked their way along the trench positions, clearing bunker after bunker, and finally overran this base after a four-hour see-saw battle. Much of the defensive system is well preserved. On the grounds are four vehicles including a Sherman tank and a half-track. The Museum presents the stages of the Battle for Jerusalem in a surreal manner. An excellent site to visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Alon2013, Public Relations Manager at Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank youso much for your valuable comments Alon
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Passenger402435 wrote a review Feb 2020
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For anyone interested in Israel’s history, this is highly suggested. It had a nice film with relief map that allowed you to follow the events talked about.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Alon2013, Public Relations Manager at Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you so much for your response! At your service any time!
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Dreamer799458 wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions4 helpful votes
Our family of 8 adults visited here before going into Jerusalem for the day, and I would highly recommend doing it in that order. It provides an informative recount of the taking over of Jerusalem by the Israelis.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Alon2013, Public Relations Manager at Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thanks!!! Hope to see you agagin Alon
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RosBondi wrote a review Jan 2020
Bondi, Australia251 contributions72 helpful votes
Our family, including 7 & 10 year old grandkids, were here and all of us were fascinated. One of the best movies we have seen in any of the sites we visited in Israel and very moving. The kids loved playing in the trenches. The museum held their interest as well although sometimes it was hard to get the audio guides to sinc with the pieces in the museum but it mostly worked. I learnt a lot about the history of Jerusalem and would definitely recommend a visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Alon2013, Guest Relations Manager at Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words Audio guide sinc will be improved Alon
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David G wrote a review Jan 2020
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Ammunition Hill, which was a fortified Jordanian military post in the northern part of Jordanian-ruled East Jerusalem and the western slope of Mount Scopus ( between 1948-67) , is now memorial to the brave Israeli paratroopers and soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice securing the strategic hill, during the bloody battles for Eastern and old Jerusalem during the 6 day war of 1967 . The memorial can be reached using public transport ( light railway , as well as by bus , then a 5 minute walk up a slight hill ) .Generally speaking , you need an appointment to enter , but on the day, I was lucky , and was allowed in without one .The museum is opposite the Mahal memorial to overseas volunteers who helped the IDF . Ammunition Hill generally appeals to Israelis , but is a worthwhile site to visit for Middle Eastern history buffs . The last time I visited was 1984 , so I was eager to see what if anything had changed in the meantime - nice new auditorium by the looks of things !!. I opted for an audio guide ( in English) to the museum , which also included the remote switch to open the museum door . As there was no actual guide book , I took lots of pictures of the info stands - ( see included pictures ). Voices from the past , along with realistic sound effects crackled in my ears , and by the time I reached the memorial to the fallen , the enormity of the sacrifice ( of the paras etc) had gotten to me . The trenches , which so many years ago had accommodated Jordanian troops , are quite narrow , and I found it hard to comprehend how Israeli soldiers weighed down with kit ,could have conquered such a place , even taking into account the casualties incurred . The trenches for obvious reasons are not meant for disabled folk , and to be honest , I think more should be done to accommodate folk that are physically challenged . There is also an auditorium , where a film is shown along with a model which is illuminated during the narration of the film to highlight the battles The Ammunition Hill memorial , has few souvenirs on sale, which is a great pity , ( they could learn a LOT from the gift shop area at Yad La Shiryon , armoured Corps memorial site at Latrun ) . Despite its few failings , I can still recommend this place for an informative visit
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Alon2013, Guest Relations Manager at Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)
Responded Jan 9, 2020
Dear David. Thank you so much for the detailed comments. We surly intend to build a real souvenirs shop at the entrance. Alon
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