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He had immediately set the tone. Egypt and Syria were the aggressors, Israel was resisting. And Israel had stood alone – “by its independent effort and sacrifice.”
The Six Day War made identification with Israel intrinsic to Diaspora Jewish identity. Fifty years on, are differences over the West Bank changing the relationship?
Paul Alster joins the paratroopers of Battalion 66, who took part in one of the bloodiest battles of the Six Day War, and hears how the decision to take the Old City was made.
Steven Pressfield’s latest book offers a front-row seat from which to observe the Six Day War.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
How much longer can we wait to begin incorporating the watershed political and religious events of our time into our calendar?
By ELI KAVON
Jerusalem must return to its old destiny as “ir shalem,” meaning both "the city of peace" and "the city of completion."
By ISI LEIBLER
Eban was not equating Israel’s Arab enemies with the Nazis. Let us review what he actually told his German interviewer nearly 45 years ago.
By RUTHIE BLUM
“He was on the threshold of the promised land, he already took the step, he was about to place his foot on the promised land, and then he fell.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Yonatan Shaked knew he needed to get away and eventually ended up here, where he has been living a colorful life ever since.
By GLORIA DEUTSCH
Yossi Klein Halevi discusses why the story of the paratroopers in the Six Day War is key to understanding the present State of Israel.
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