Friday, June 5, 2015

Six Day War started 48 years ago today

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Today's soldiers at the Western Wall.

On this date, June 5, the Six Day War started, back in 1967.
(I still lived in Chicago then; I made aliyah to Israel nine months after.)
On the national level so much has changed in those 48 years -- and yet so little.
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12 comments:

Deepa Madhu said...

So much has changed in this 5 decade time, isn't it?

VP said...

Six days that changed the Middle East forever...

Hels said...

I had done my Gap Year in Israel in 1966 and my parents were becoming very anxious by the time I got home in January 1967.

I know EXACTLY where I was when the Six Day War started :( Melbourne never has foggy conditions, but this particular winter we couldn't even drive the cars safely.

William Kendall said...

Quite a milestone.

Come Away With Me said...

We've all lived about 5 lifetimes since then (if we were alive in 1967, that is). So many changes, but some things are still the same. No one can be oblivious about the Middle East these days, but I certainly was on June 5, 1967, a high school student looking forward to the last day of school and a blissful summer of freedom in my little home town on the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. Israel was not even on my radar screen in those days. Never could have guessed that 7 years later I'd be in Jerusalem on my 24th birthday on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

I always like to listen the song Where have all the flowers gone by Pete Seeger.
Pietro

Kay said...

I keep wishing for peace for you, Dina. How does one untangle the history, bitterness, etc. of the middle East?

visualnorway said...

No, nothing seems to have changed. maybe only for the worse?

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Wow, to think you've been gone more years than you lived here. May you always feel safe. May WE always feel safe, wherever we are.

Janis
GDP

cieldequimper said...

As long as humans are humans, nothing will ever change. Pessimistic, me? Maybe. Probably more realistic...

Birdman said...

'So much changes; yet so little'. It's story of war through the ages. We never learn.

Gerard Michaud said...

We can aiways hope for change and world peace, if only people would change their mind set.
Alice