Like Dreamers

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

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
624
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
5.4
MB

Customer Reviews

WestCoast Bias ,

Amazing book! Reads like Fiction but the emotions are real!

I should have waited a few days before writing this review because I am still emotionally depleted from the last chapter. The recent history, history I have lived, was a challenge to read. The author brought these men to my attention and now I feel like I need to know more about them.
This book is for everyone that desires to know more about the Israel then makes the headlines of papers across the globe.

Quogue x ,

Like Dreamers

Well written , engrossing. Four stars

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