Acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will discuss his latest book, in which he interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem.
Co-sponsored with UCLA Hillel
Like Dreamers traces 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.
Halevi takes an in-depth look at these diverse men and the conflicting beliefs that have helped to define modern Israel and the Middle East.
Two hour, pay-per-space parking is available for $6.00 in UCLA LOT 2 (entrance off of Hilgard at Manning Ave., one block south of Westholme). Limited pay-per-space parking is also available behind the law school - enter the campus at Hilgard and Wyton (first traffic light south of Sunset) and then turn left into the parking area.
Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA Hillel
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