Triguboff funds new amphitheatre on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill

May 29, 2017 by Asher Gold
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A cornerstone has been laid for a new Amphitheatre on the Ammunition Hill (Givat Ha’Tachmoshet) in Jerusalem commemorating the 50th Anniversary of one of the fiercest battles of the Six-Day War.

Shalom Norman. Menachem Landau and Harry Triguboff

The ceremony was attended by Australian Jewish philanthropist Harry Triguboff who is providing financial support for the project, Ammunition Hill National Memorial Site Chairman Menachem Landau, Triguboff Institute CEO Shalom Norman, veterans of the Six Day War and bereaved families.

During the ceremony Menachem Landau and Harry Triguboff signed two copies of a launch charter. One of the copies was buried in the ground and the second was awarded to Harry Triguboff. The new amphitheatre will serve a venue for lectures, events and ceremonies held at the site.

The Charter

Shalom Norman, CEO of the Tribugoff Institute said: “The last time Jerusalem was united under Jewish sovereignty was during the period of the revolt of Bar Kokhba, and this lasted for several years. Today we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification. We must ensure that this reunification will be a substantial one, not only on paper but also on the land — a reunification of the peoples living in the city – Muslims, Christians and Jews alike. I believe that this was the will of the valiant soldiers who fought and died on this hill, and it is to this end that we must remind ourselves and the generations who visit and walk past this Hill.”

It is not the first project on the Ammunition Hill supported by Mr. Triguboff. Last year the ‘Jerusalem Garden,’ which surrounds the memorial site along with a special historical exhibit were inaugurated. The ceremony was attended by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin.

Ammunition Hill was the name given to the fortified Jordanian military post in North Jerusalem that was the scene of one of the fiercest battles of the Six-Day War. The area remained under Jordanian rule following the War of Independence but was liberated along with East Jerusalem and the Old City in 1967. After the war, the former Jordanian military post was converted into an official memorial site. Ammunition Hill is one the most important symbols of Israeli military achievements and an unbreakable valour of Israeli paratroopers.

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