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  • ‘The Lion’s Gate’: Firsthand accounts of the Six Day War

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    1 week ago

    From a distance of a half-century, the Six Day War looks very different indeed from what is happening today on the Gaza border, but “The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War” by Steven Pressfield (Sentinel) is a kind of companion reader for those of us who are...

  • In suburban settlement bloc, kidnapping shakes sense of security

    June 24, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    At a shopping center in the middle of Efrat, families eat pizza, a deliveryman unloads a cart and a barista serves coffee. On a passing bus, a banner reads “Gush Etzion — an Israeli home.”

    In many respects it’s a normal, quiet Monday in this settlement that has grown into a large...

  • Across enemy lines, wounded Syrians seek Israeli care

    September 13, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Not a hundred miles from Damascus, a Syrian rebel lies in a hospital bed, an Israeli sentry at the door. Nearby a Syrian mother sits next to her daughter, shot in the back by a sniper.

    What started this year as a trickle is now a steady flow of Syrians, scores of civilians and...

  • Yes, that was Moshe Dayan on ‘Mad Men’

    June 11, 2013 | 9:53 am

    A few months back, JTA board macher and fellow “Mad Men” fan Danny Krifcher suggested that I write up a column predicting how each of the characters would respond to the Six Day War.

    It was a fun idea. I gave it some thought, but couldn’t come up with any good ones. So I let it go.

    And so did the show. This season picked up after June 1967, skipping right over Israel’s dramatic victory.

    Until this week.

    Which is my long-winded way of saying… yes, that was a big picture of Moshe Dayan hanging over Stan Rizzo’s bed.

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  • Rabbi David Hartman, Jewish philosopher, dies at 81

    February 11, 2013 | 3:18 pm

    Rabbi David Hartman, one of the great Jewish philosophers of his generation and the founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute, died on Feb. 10, 2013, at 81. Hartman is considered one of the leaders of liberal Orthodoxy, and his philosophy influenced Jews both in Israel and around the...

  • First Lebanon War: Marking 30 years, and the lessons learned

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 5, 2012 | 9:48 am

    I vividly remember the day the first Lebanon War broke out. I was 14 years old, a young teenager, living far away from the action, in Jerusalem. My father was not drafted; I was too young to have any friends in the military. It was a far-away war that only years later, when I myself...

  • From the heights of Mount Scopus

    May 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    This is exclusive to jewishjournal.com

    Dr. Avraham Biran, director of Israel’s Department of Antiquities, received a call early on the second day of the war from the wife of Yigael Yadin, the former army chief of staff and Israel’s most eminent archaeologist. Since the start of...

  • An insider’s view of Ariel Sharon

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 26, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    Ariel Sharon was a figure of controversy throughout his long career in war, politics and diplomacy, but no one can deny that he looms large in the making of the Jewish state.

    Sharon was hailed as “Arik, King of Israel” when he returned from battle in the Six-Day War, a kind of...

  • Syrian protesters remain on border after deadly demonstrations

    June 6, 2011 | 9:40 am

    Syrian protesters spent the night on the border with Israel on the Golan Heights following a day in which Syrian reports claim that up to 23 Arabs were killed.

    More protesters began gathering near the border again on Monday but did not show signs of repeating Sunday’s attempts to...

  • More than 18 Arabs killed along Israel-Syrian line as IDF fights border breach [VIDEO]

    June 5, 2011 | 8:22 am

    More than 18 Arabs were reported killed after hundreds of protesters from Syria attempted to breach the border with Israel on the Golan Heights.

    The violence Sunday, which was a repeat attempt at the border breaches of May 15 that left more than a dozen dead, came on what the Arabs...

  • Michael Oren Picked to Be Israel’s Next US Ambassador

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu select Michael Oren as Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States?

    That’s a question many among Israel’s political and religious right are asking in the wake of the Princeton-educated historian’s appointment to the country’s most...

  • 1967-2047

    By Rob Eshman

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Forty years ago, Israel launched a preemptive attack against belligerent Arab nations and emerged victorious, bringing under its control East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. It is called the Six-Day War because it was over in six days.

    Yeah, right.
    ...
  • History surprises in new ‘67 War documentary

    By Tom Tugend

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Is there a middle-age Jew alive who doesn't remember the euphoric days of June 1967, when the caricature of the cringing, defenseless Jew was destroyed forever, when every American Jew suddenly stood taller, when God finally rewarded His people for centuries of suffering, when Israel...
  • How the victorious IDF of 1967 become the defeated IDF of 2006

    By Martin van Creveld

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly a year has passed since Israel's 2006 war in Lebanon and 40 since the June 1967 war.

    Those familiar with last summer's war might well rub their eyes in disbelief. Given how badly the Israel Defense Forces performed in Lebanon, where it was stymied by a guerrilla organization...
  • Bittersweet legacy of the Six-Day War

    By Leslie Susser

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Universal Newsreel from 1967 recaps the Six-Day War
    Was the Six-Day War a blessing or a curse for Israel's place in the Middle East and its long-term survival?

    Forty years on, the jury is still out.


    In the war's immediate aftermath, it seemed Israel's sweeping victory would...
  • Historiographical struggles: Archives dispel claims Israel sought Six-Day War

    By Michael Oren

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    'The Military Channel' offers this documentary on 1967
    Great wars in history eventually become great wars about history. Only a few years after the last soldier leaves the battlefield, accepted truths about the nature of a military conflict and the motivations for it invariably come...
  • The Six-Day War changed Israel’s film industry forever

    By George Robinson

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Consider Thorold Dickinson's 1954 film, "Hill 24 Doesn't Answer," and Baruch Dinar's landmark 1960 drama, "They Were Ten."

    Each film has a tragic ending in which the death of Zionist patriots is a necessary prelude to the founding of a Jewish state.

    Then look at Uri Zohar's...
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