Looking back, and forward

Shlomo Maital recalls five decades of living in Israel since making aliya right after the Six Day War and looks ahead to what’s in store for the country over the next 50 years.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
June 22, 2017 22:24
Avi Katz

Art by Avi Katz. (photo credit: AVI KATZ)

 
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ON JUNE 6, 1967, the day after the outbreak of the Six Day War, my fiancée Sharona and I were in suburban Philadelphia at the high school graduation of Sharona’s sister Suri.

With one ear, we listened to the moving address of Elie Wiesel, author and journalist. The other ear was glued to a transistor radio, tuned to station KYW, listening to Israel’s then-foreign minister Abba Eban’s eloquent address to the United Nations Security Council.

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