Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation

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 answerable for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi finds how this band of brothers performed pivotal roles in shaping Israel’s future lengthy after their historical victory. whereas they labored jointly to reunite their kingdom in 1967, those males harbored vastly diversified visions for Israel’s future.

One emerges on the leading edge of the spiritual payment circulation, whereas one other is instrumental within the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One turns into a motive force within the development 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 pictures and maps, Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth examine those assorted males and the conflicting ideals that experience helped to outline smooth Israel and the center East.

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