The Six Day War: ‘In the here and now’

ByDAVID GEFFEN
May 19, 2017 15:45

The mmeories of individuals who lived in “the here and now” 50 years ago and how they have interwoven what happened to them a half century ago into their lives.




The Six Day War

Advancing in the Old City near Herod’s Gate. The shutters were all closed and behind some, snipers lay in wait. (photo credit:BAMAHANE/IDF WEEKLY JUNE 12 1967 ISSUE)

Fifty years is a long time in the history of the modern world, but in terms of the Jewish people it is only a small niche of time. As we recall the events of the miraculous 1967 Six Day War victory, we keep in mind the importance of what was – together with how we deal with the present.

“Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present. Most of us spend 59 minutes an hour living in the past, with regret for what we did not do,” says novelist Margaret Storm Jameson.

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