From Beirut to Jerusalem - Israel and American Jews: Who is Dreaming about Whom? Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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Israel and American Jews: Who is Dreaming about Whom? Summary and Analysis

Friedman remembers when Israel first becomes important to him. It is on June 6, 1967 when he is watching Walter Cronkite report on the Six Day War. Israel has not meant much to him before this day. He spends summers at a kibbutz throughout high school. A lot of people think that he will immigrate to Israel but he never believes that this will be the best move for him. When Friedman finally returns to Israel in 1984, he finds it to be very different from the Israel he remembers from his kibbutz days. Instead of asking him when he is going to immigrate, the Israelis are asking how to get green cards or what is life like in New York City.

Before the Six Day War there...

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