• Seeing the Strengths and Pitfalls of a Whole Country in the Lives of Seven Paratroopers

    8 days ago - By Tablet Mag

    In June of 1967, the world watched with disbelief as the young Israeli army turned a perilous threat-enemy troops gathering at its borders-into a tremendous military victory. The symbol of that victory, for many, was a photograph of soldiers standing before the Western Wall soon after the sacred site was reclaimed by Israel in the fighting.
    Those soldiers were members of the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade. Most of them were in their early 20s. They included socialist kibbutzniks and religious Zionists. A surprising number of them would go on to be leaders in the movements those two...
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