1967 was a turning point in global attitudes to Israel

A friend of Phil Weiss (from Mondoweiss) recalls the reasons so many wealthy Americans back Israel:

“I believed it all. When the Life Magazine cover came out after the 1967 war, with the Israelis on the tank, I thought, This is really a miracle. The people who were almost wiped out in the Holocaust have been reborn. They’re so goodlooking, and they have kibbutzes, they’re on the land, and they won’t be defeated. I never thought that it involved displacing other people. I’ve come to think that I was brainwashed.”

It upset me to hear all that, but I had a tribal feeling, and I said, “Jews were brainwashed too.”

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