Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation

Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation

by Yossi Klein Halevi
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Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully well written book covering the lives of six young paratroopers from the time they seized the Dome of the Rock in the Six Day War until present day. Each had an entirely different personality, and social and economic views. The book was built around their lives and the sharp disagreements between the old line secular religious left wing kibbutzim and the ultra religious right wing Israelis, which kept the country in a sharp divide while they still had to fight Arab terrorism. It made me understand the internal problems in the only democracy in the Near East, a book anyone who is interested in Israel should read.
chazak More than 1 year ago
Yossi Halevi's book "Like Dreamers" is an exciting and accurate account of life as a paratrooper in the IDF; it a vivid description of the various people from different backgrounds within the kibbutz movement, which for the most part were socialistic and secular and their juxtaposition with paratroopers from the Dati (Orthodox) community,as well as a heart-wrenching presentation of the changes in attitude that can take place when one goes to war read this excellent book. As a former Army paratrooper, an individual who conducted research on kibbutzim in 1990-91, and follow-up studies in Israel in 2003-04 I could relate to all aspects of the Halevi book. If you have an deep interest in the evolution over the past 65 years of Israel, or military life in a country surrounded and outnumber by those who wish to kill you and your family, and/or an accurate and passionate description of the how and why communal life on how kibbutzniks and kibbutzim evolved in the last 4 decades read this extremely well-written book. The factual information, insights, and writing style of Halevi should rivet you to this book. Charles L. Richman, PhD
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