Shalom Tom, I have always enjoyed your writing style, I appreciate that you do not become a populist or pontificator when trying to make your point. I must admit that I was not here in '67, but from my many friends who were, they did not see Israel as the superpower that many make the state out to be. Many things look good on paper, as with anytime that humans try to map out the future, there are different points of view and perspectives. From the inception of this country it was considered a bad investment. No water, no oil, no raw materials, only humans with a weird dream. The euphoria after the war had its effect. I remember Dayan doing a world tour to recieve the praise of the world's leaders and women. Intoxicating. But it is also important to mention that Eshkol offered Land for Peace immediately after the war. At the Khartoum conference a few months later, the Arab League turned down any discussion with the "Zionist enitity. to be cont.
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