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Pre-Six Day War Israel gets its own Twitter account
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Pre-Six Day War Israel gets its own Twitter account

Most years just come and go, but 1967 has made a remarkable comeback on social media, thanks to Israeli Foreign Ministry efforts to mark the 50th year since the reunification of Jerusalem.

A Twitter account with the handle Tweeting 67 became active earlier this month and has been featuring and re-tweeting accounts in the names of some of Israel’s most famous historical figures, as well as some fictitious characters, as the ministry re-lives the weeks leading up to the Six Day War. 

These characters post about their feelings, observations and actions as though they were now experiencing the events leading up to June 5-10 1967 when Israel recaptured east Jerusalem (and the West Bank) from the Jordanians.

Among those featured are Moshe Dayan — the-then defence minister of Israel, Levi Eshkol, the then-prime minister, a Swedish volunteer, a foreign journalist, an IDF reservist soldier called to serve his country, and his homemaker wife longing for her husband.

“Been a part of the #IDF since I was 14,” wrote the account in Dayan’s name. “Time to prove my worth during the Six Day War.

An account in the name of the father of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl, who died in 1904, was also retweeted: “Very emotional day for me. Hoping people will congratulate me on this momentous occasion. It was my idea, after all…”

 Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel

 

Friday, May 19, 2017
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