Held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, this video (17:30) presents a panel discussion about the impact of the war and the reunification of Jerusalem on Israeli society, featuring Yossi Klein Halevy, Michael Oren and Nir Barkat. The three speakers discuss how the war still affects Israel on a political, ideological and societal level, as well as their hopes for the future of Jerusalem.
Michael Oren, a Member of Knesset, historian, former ambassador to the US and author of “Six Days of War,” recalls the existential fear prior to the war, as well as Israel’s commitment to peace.
Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, describes what it was like living in Jerusalem as a child during the Six Day War and the honor of serving as mayor of the unified capital.
Yossi Klein Halevi, author of “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided A Nation” discusses the political polarization of Israeli society in light of the Six Day War and how to recreate the national unity of the Six Day War.