Coping with a messianic hangover

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June 18, 2017 16:21

The worst may be over for the Six Day War’s most improbable casualty – the Israeli consensus




Sebastia

Activists celebrate the 1975 agreement allowing settlement near Sebastia. (photo credit:MOSHE MILNER / GPO)

 “DON’T FIGHT,” said a patronizing Charles de Gaulle even before shaking Abba Eban’s extended hand in May 1967, as the Israeli foreign minister entered the presidential chambers at the Elysée Palace.

It took less than two weeks for Israel to ignore de Gaulle’s unsolicited order and launch the preemptive strike for which he would never forgive the Jewish state.

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