Mordechai Bar-On

LITERATI: A.B Yehoshua, left, and Amos Oz, pictured in 1991, took center stage in Israeli literary circles in the 1960s.

The 1960s: The New Israelis

It is sometimes said that the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s passed Israel by because of our special circumstances here. It’s not true. Israel underwent a cultural revolution of its own during that decade. What happened in Israel in the 1960s was a turnabout in the spirit and ethos of Zionism.