Like dreamers : the story of the Israeli paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem and divided a nation /

In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present.

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Author / Creator: Klein Halevi, Yossi, 1953-
Format: Book
Language:English
Edition:First edition.
Imprint: New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2013]
Series:Beren Family Jewish Studies Library Fund (Wellesley College)
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Local Note:Gift of the Beren Family Jewish Studies Library Fund.
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Summary:In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present.

Winner of the Everett Family Jewish Book of the Year Award (a National Jewish Book Award) and the RUSA Sophie Brody Medal.

In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present.

Following the lives of seven young members from the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit responsible for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi reveals how this band of brothers played pivotal roles in shaping Israel's destiny long after their historic victory. While they worked together to reunite their country in 1967, these men harbored drastically different visions for Israel's future.

One emerges at the forefront of the religious settlement movement, while another is instrumental in the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One becomes a driving force in the growth of Israel's capitalist economy, while another ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a leading peace activist, while another helps create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus.

Featuring an eight pages of black-and-white photos and maps, Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth look at these diverse men and the conflicting beliefs that have helped to define modern Israel and the Middle East.

Physical Description:xxvi, 575 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-561) and index.
ISBN:0060545763
0060545771
9780060545765
9780060545772
Author Notes:Yossi Klein Halevi is an American-born (1953) journalist, commentator, and author, based in Jerusalem since 1982. His education includes a BA in Jewish Studies from Brooklyn College and a MS in journalism from Northwestern University. He was a senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem from 2003-2009. He writes op-ed pages of American newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His first book was Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation (1995). His other works include, At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land (2001), Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation (2013), and Letters to My Palestinian Neighbors (2018).

(Bowker Author Biography)