Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
Yossi Klein Halevi
In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the tales of a gaggle of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the background of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day conflict to the present.
Following the lives of 7 younger contributors from the fifty fifth Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit chargeable for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi finds how this band of brothers performed pivotal roles in shaping Israel’s future lengthy after their ancient victory. whereas they labored jointly to reunite their kingdom in 1967, those males harbored enormously various visions for Israel’s future.
One emerges on the vanguard of the spiritual cost move, whereas one other is instrumental within the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One turns into a driver within the progress of Israel’s capitalist economic system, whereas one other ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a number one peace activist, whereas one other is helping create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus.
Featuring an 8 pages of black-and-white images and maps, Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth examine those different males and the conflicting ideals that experience helped to outline smooth Israel and the center East.
Top-secret organic guns facility; what may his colleagues imagine after they observed him at the information? they could even suspect him of being a traitor like his new son-in-law. Twenty awkward celebrants accrued. between them was once a Matzpen activist who had as soon as been a scholar within the Mercaz yeshiva. there have been, it appeared, virtually as many criminal guards as visitors. The warden got here through to provide stable needs. Udi’s mom and dad introduced cookies and delicate beverages from the kibbutz eating room. Sylvia’s father introduced.
Flowing, that gave the impression of a comparatively minor setback. Ein Shemer was once studying to stay with the decline of socialist ardour. while 3 households got rid of their little ones from the communal children’s condo and insisted on elevating them at domestic, contributors voted opposed to expelling the rebels. a few of Ein Shemer’s girls now wore fragrance and modest jewellery. The kova tembel, loved fool’s cap, gave method to truckers’ caps. On might Day, a lone half-empty bus, shared via Ein Shemer and Gan Shmuel, used to be dispatched.
personal long term survival—but with no getting peace in go back. Arik had a plan. If Israel couldn’t occupy the Palestinians and in addition couldn’t make peace with them, that left just one choice. Israel had to construct a safety barrier that may separate lots of the West financial institution and Gaza from Israel right, hinder the insufferable ease with which suicide bombers easily walked throughout an open border into Israeli towns. after which Israel might unilaterally withdraw at the back of that barrier, and evacuate—forcibly.
Even noble people were so blinded to evil and danger. that they had behaved no in a different way from the spiritual fans they enjoyed to despise. Worse, comrades: we grew to become a mass assassin and anti-Semite right into a saint! they'd walled themselves off from the remainder of the country, analyzing purely the movement’s newspaper and brushing aside all feedback in their ideology as lies. until they attempted to appreciate how they'd gotten to that time, they can make the same mistake back. STEADIED by means of A.
The country’s safeguard, in accordance with one file. The minister of police declared that the crowd had actually been apprehended ahead of it may do genuine damage, however the public wasn’t calmed. The surprise and revulsion involved in Udi—kibbutznik, paratrooper, liberator of Jerusalem. The right-wing competition, headed via Menachem commence, blamed the Israeli left often, for doubting Israel’s ancient correct to the territories gained in 1967 and calling them “occupied” rather than “liberated.” Hashomer Hatzair.