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Six days in June

Israel | Remembering Israel’s stunning victory against her enemies in 1967
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/24/18, 03:26 pm

At 7:10 a.m. on the morning of June 5, 1967, the first squadrons of Israel’s fighter jets take off for a preemptive strike on Egypt, a move they are cornered into making. All but 12 of their fleet of outdated French planes head west for the Mediterranean, then turn sharply south, diving low to fly 500 miles per hour 60 feet above the waves to avoid radar detection.

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A brutal thing

History | Washington’s ‘living memorial’ to the Holocaust
by Kim Henderson
Posted 4/26/18, 02:19 pm

May 14 is the 70th anniversary of the date Israel became an independent country. It had sufficient international support to do that, over violent opposition from surrounding Muslims, because of the Holocaust, the murder of 6 million Jews during World War II. This year is also the 25th anniversary of the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum just off the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Kim Henderson visited it recently.

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Miracles and myths

History | On the eve of Israel’s 70th anniversary, there is much to celebrate and plenty to set straight
by Jill Nelson
Posted 4/26/18, 09:21 am

Each year, millions of pilgrims descend upon Israel with hopes and expectations: a sign from God, an answered prayer, or a spiritual awakening after walking the path God incarnate once walked.

Or a World Cup win.

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