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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.
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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By deborah on 06-07-14
A Clearer Understanding of the Israel
I listened to this book as I traveled to Israel. Immediately I grew to understand the history before my eyes in a more sophisticated manner that I had on my other two trips. Halevi does and excellent job weaving history and biography into a story that flows like fiction. It is a long listen but well worth the time. i was disappointed when it was over because the story was moving and the men were complex real figures that played a huge role in Israel's History.
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By Marcus James on 06-08-18
A fantastic telling of modern Israel
Hellevi has done a wonderful job of telling the story of modern Israel, warts and all, by artfully telling the stories of the heroic paratroopers.
The diverse pathes each of their lives followed are an excellent vehicle to tell the complex story of modern Israel