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      Photo Album Documents Judea and Samaria Community History

      An historical photo album which documents the history of all the communities in Judea and Samaria will be launched Tuesday.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 8/2/2011, 2:14 AM

      An historical photo album entitled “Settlements - The Real Story,” will be launched Tuesday in a special ceremony in the Knesset.

      The ceremony will be attended by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, ministers and Knesset members, and mayors from Judea, Samaria, Binyamin, and the Golan Heights.

      The album is being published by the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem and marks the first time since the 1967 Six Day War that an album which documents the history of all the communities built on territories liberated by Israel in 1967 is being published.

      The album documents each community according to its geographic location: Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, Binyamin, the Jordan Valley and Golan the Heights. It includes historical records and photos from each community.

      The album was edited by Arutz Sheva reporter Haggai Huberman, who is also an expert on Yesha. Huberman presents the true story of the settlement enterprise in its entirety. The book is not simply a photo album, but also a fascinating historical document.

      “The Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem has taken upon itself the great work of producing an historical album that will greatly contribute to the Israeli public and the leaders of the country’s knowledge of Jewish history in these areas and the understanding of the settlement enterprise in all its splendor and glory,” said museum director Shlomo Wasserteil. “The album will be a real revolution in the understanding of the meaning of the communities of Judea and Samaria.”

      The album will also be translated to English for the benefit of world Jewry and parliamentarians who will receive a copy of it.