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The thrill of calamity

Myrna and Jim Bennett: From San Francisco to Haifa, 1967.

Myrna and Jim Bennett
Photo by: GLORIA DEUTSCH
As was the case for many uncommitted Jews, 1967 was the year that Myrna and Jim Bennett woke up to the fact that they were Jewish and that the Jewish state was in danger of being destroyed.

“We became obsessed with Israel,” they say. “The build-up, the threats, the debates in the United Nations – we could think of nothing else. We were so desperately worried that it was the end of Israel.”



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