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'In Our Hands' Marks Six-Day War 50th with D.C. Synagogue Screening


This week marks the 50th anniversary of Israel's battle to reclaim its biblical heartland.

The Six-Day War is a critical period in the country's history, when Israel reunited Jerusalem for the first time in nearly 2,000 years, and CBN brought it to life on the big screen.

"In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem" recently premiered at theaters across the U.S., and even aired at a theater in Jerusalem this week.

And just last night, a Jewish synagogue in Washington hosted a special screening.  

Hundreds of people showed up, including CBN CEO Gordon Robertson, who produced the film.

The senior rabbi of Washington Hebrew Congregation says many of his members lived through the Six-Day War and understand the history.    
"But I think what's important is for us to talk about this in the context of a greater understanding of Israel today and what does that victory mean today? Not only to our congregation, but this is an opportunity to interfaith with Christians who have a different perspective on why Israel is important to them and I think that's important for our congregation to engage in," Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig said.

At Sunday's screening of the film in Jerusalem, Gordon Robertson said, "It's with great joy I say to you, 'The Lord has done great things for you.'"

"One of the guiding verses for me for this whole project is from Psalm 126: 'Then they said among the nations, the Lord has done great things for them,'" he explained.

The film was a big hit with those who saw it in Israel.

"As an Israeli, I must say that I have not seen for a very long time such a great expression of a true storytelling of what really happened here," Avi Mizrachi said.  

Some Israelis were surprised that Christians would make such a film to honor Israel.

"I've just learned about it that Christians love Israel. It was very surprising, a good surprise," said Ishai Ben Moshe, who played Zamosh in the film.

Click here to learn more about "In Our Hands" and The Six-Day War.


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