MembersSnapshot of a Legendary Photographer

David Rubinger, who took one of the most famous photographs of the Six Day War in 1967, has died at the age of 92.

By Israel Today Staff |
David Rubinger
CAPTURING HISTORY on camera

Rubinger chronicled Israeli history during his long career, but it was his snapshot of Israeli paratroopers at the Western Wall—after 1,900 years of Exile—that became the iconic image of Jewish victory and return.

 

Rubinger was a photojournalist for TIME-LIFE magazine for some 50 years and his photos ran the gamut from veteran politicians to new immigrants, from times of war to terms of peace.

 

Rubinger was born in Vienna in 1924 and immigrated to Palestine in 1939.

 

“There are those who write the pages of history, and there are those who illustrate them through their camera’s lens,” said President Reuven Rivlin. “Through his photography, David eternalized history as it will be forever etched in our memories.”

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