We’re ready for a the latest model of Israeli policy…if only fractured peace was as easy to fix as a BMW.
“If you want to prove the existence of God, look to Israel,” says Gordon Robertson, who cherishes childhood memories of Israelis dancing with Torahs.
Two Jerusalem natives, one Arab and the other Jewish, reflect on their divided city, 50 years after the Six-Day War.
Israel’s win in 1967 teaches us to be more modest about the capability to forecast the future, whether it is war, Brexit or Donald Trump’s election.
While fighting raged during the Six Day War, I felt compelled to apply to volunteer in Israel — to do work that soldiers would have been doing. The war ended in a miraculous six days, but the Jewish Agency decided to bring us to Israel anyway. I spent a year in three different parts of the country: the Negev, the Galilee and Jerusalem. Here I present some of my most vivid memories from that year.
You might think you know a lot about 1967. But you probably don’t know about the smaller, more human elements of the conflict and its aftermath.
As it did for many other young Jews, the 1967 war served as a crucible for me in forging a strong connection to Israel.
Katherine Janus Kahn, illustrator of the “Sammy Spider” books, recounts her year in Israel in 1967 doing “work that soldiers would have been doing.”
How do you make peace with people who are convinced that you have no legitimacy and have no right to exist and who are determined to destroy you?
In 1967, Alon Wald’s father, an IDF officer, sacrificed his life at Ammunition Hill for his country and his people.