His­tory recorded and cre­ated

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

DAVID Rub­inger, Is­rael’s most fa­mous pho­tog­ra­pher, who took this iconic pic­ture of three IDF para­troop­ers gaz­ing at the lib­er­ated Western Wall, has died at the age of 92.

Mr Rub­inger worked for Time Life for over 50 years.

He had un­prece­dented ac­cess to the Knes­set cafe­te­ria and took pic­tures of all of Is­rael’s lead­ers, of­ten catch­ing them in nonof­fi­cial mo­ments.

In 1967, Mr Rub­inger was present in Jerusalem on the day that the Old City was lib­er­ated, hav­ing driven up from the Si­nai penin­sula af­ter hear­ing a ru­mour that some­thing was about to hap­pen on the Is­rael-Jor­da­nian front.


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