A Traveler's dictionary Guide, by Yitzhak Bar Emek, Menachem Dekel and Aharon Limor, Published by Ated, July 1967. A rare stencil-printed travel guide published in July 1967 about a month after the end of the Six Day War - the first Hebrew-Arabic travel guide for the territories captured by Israel in the war. The title page cover features an illustration of a Star of David and crescent moon.
The guide opens with an introduction to the new era in which: "We have merited that we need an Arabic-Hebrew dictionary guide... Childhood dreams of visiting the Me'arat Hamachpelah, visiting the Bethlehem market - have been fulfilled and we can be like dreamers by the Western Wall and full of awe by Jericho - praying at our ancestors' tombs and recalling settlements that were destroyed... This guide... comes to assist those wandering the market who want to know how to say: "Hello sir, where is the nearest shoe store?...".
The special dictionary was intended for travelers in areas captured and returned to Israel in the Six Day War, containing useful words in Hebrew and their translation into Hebrew-Arabic. As well as a dictionary of sites and places. At the end of the dictionary appear chapters on sites and places and events that occurred there during the war such as: "The Lions Gate - through which IDF soldiers broke into the Old City...", and historical and contemporary details dealing with the new reality after the war in the Old City of Jerusalem and its gates, the Omar Mosque, the Jewish Quarter, Gush Etzion, Hebron, Me'arat Hamachpelah, Latrun and more. This is the first travel guide for travelers in places returned to Jewish control after the war.
Rare. Only one copy in the world cat library catalog at the National Library in Jerusalem.
, 13, 59, 24, , 17, 24 p. 21x11 cm. Lights tears on title page cover, good condition.