Tag Archives: Moshe Dayan

#Jerusalem50: Israel’s precarious position in the lead-up to the Six Day War

Israel’s victory in the Six Day War was so complete and so sudden and so startling that, 50 years later, many people have forgotten the dire danger facing Israel in those awfully tense days. The Arabs, led by Gamal Abdel … Continue reading

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The Yom Kippur War – 40 years on

I was 15 years old and sitting in our London shul (synagogue) when “That War”, as Israelis call it, broke out.  I will never forget how we got to hear about the war. Since it was Yom Kippur no Orthodox … Continue reading

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