Sunday, July 15, 2007

Just Who Is Irrational?

Tom Segev strikes again:-

It all happened in what Segev depicts as a two-act drama of irrationality between June 5 and 10, 1967. The first act came when, in the throes of a national depression and existential angst, Israel invaded Egypt, destroying its air force and seizing both Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula. The second came a few days later when, in the irrational exuberance of that victory, Israel turned to the north and east, to Jordan and Syria, extending its realm in both directions.

While I haven't finished reading his book (in Hebrew), it is so off-the-mark and retrospectively biased.

I was here 1966-67 so this time I have full personal memories.

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