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Histoire : Israel’s 1967 big, fat propaganda lie

par Alan HART

In the opening hours of the third Arab-Israeli War on June 5, 1967, Israeli jets demolished close to 400 Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian planes before they had a chance to take off

In retrospect it can be seen that the 1967 war –the Six Days War– was the turning point in the relationship between the Zionist state of Israel and the Jews of the world (the majority of Jews who prefer to live not in Israel but as citizens of many other nations).

Israeli taking Gaza

Until the 1967 war, and with the exception of a minority of Jews were politically active, most non-Israeli Jews did not have –how can I put it ?– a great empathy with Zionism’s child. Israel was there and, in the sub-consciousness, a refuge of last resort ; but the Jewish nationalism it represented had not generated the overtly enthusiastic support of the Jews of the world. The Jews of Israel were in their chosen place and the Jews of the world were in their chosen places. There was not, so to speak, a great feeling of togetherness. At a point David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founding father and first prime minister, was so disillusioned by the indifference of world Jewry that he went public with his criticism –not enough Jews were coming to live in Israel.



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    éditeur : Frank Brunner | ouverture : 11 novembre 2000 | reproduction autorisée en citant la source