Like Dreamers: The Story Of The Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem And Divided A Nation

Paperback | November 4, 2014

byYossi Klein Halevi

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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.

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.Following the lives of seven young members from the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the un...

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Winner, Jewish Book Council's Everett FAmily foundation award, Jewish Book of the YearWinner, American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal for Best Jewish Book of the YearEditors' Choice, New York Times Book ReviewIn restoring Jewish sovereignty to the Holy City during 1967's Six-Day War, the paratroopers of Reserve Brigade 55 ful...

Yossi Klein Halevi is an American-born journalist who has lived in Jerusalem since 1982. He is a senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and the author ofAt the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy LandandLike Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Wh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060545771

ISBN - 13:9780060545772

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“In his new, magisterial book about Israel, Like Dreamers…Yossi Klein Halevi has… captured the complexity of Israel in human terms.”