In June 1967, with armies from Egypt, Jordan and Syria amassed on its borders, Israel launched a pre-emptive strike and achieved a stunning victory in just six days, tripling its territory and leading to the birth of modern Israel. As the nation brimmed with relief and pride, a narrative of manifest destiny quickly emerged. But lost in the euphoria were the voices of the returning soldiers with a more conflicted reality of the brief battlefield. Unearthing previously censored audio recordings captured only a week after the Six-Day War, CENSORED VOICES reveals young Israelis, including best-selling author Amos Oz, candidly wrestling with the immediate aftermath of the victory, and finds them again fifty years later to reflect on the complicated legacy of Israel as the past again erupts into the present.
Fri Nov 20 2015