Israel at 60: The Missing Piece

In a few weeks, the celebrations to mark Israel’s 60th anniversary will begin in earnest. Some of the events, including a landmark visit by the German chancellor and half of her cabinet, have already taken place. First, as is customary, the country will come to a stop, remembering the thousands killed in Israel’s many wars. The next day, May 8, the country will mark six decades since the founding of the first Jewish state in two thousand years, a state that many thought would not last past its infancy. The very fact that Israel still exists despite active efforts to […]

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