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Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited…

by Yossi Klein Halevi

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Yossi Klein HaLevi's masterpiece about the movers and shakers of the capture of Jerusalem during the Six Day War and their lives in the ensuing years. Beautifully written and balanced. ( )
  alancaro | Apr 19, 2015 |
Very disjointed, jumps all over and fails to deliver a cogent narrative. The scenes dealing with the reoccupation of East Jerusalem are the strongest part of the account. Other than that it is mostly a commentary on the theory and life on a kibbutz. Disappointing, good material to work with and failed to deliver. ( )
  VGAHarris | Jan 19, 2015 |
I listened to this on audiobook and even though the quality (Hoopla) wasn't great, I loved it!
It was so interesting and I loved the way Halevi tied together the personal stories of the various paratroopers.
Definitely recommended. ( )
  chasidar | Oct 30, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060545763, Hardcover)

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.

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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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