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Israeli History at 60

May 16, 2008 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

A history of contention over a contentious history

For Israel, which dates back roughly to 1800 BC as a destination (Abraham heading to Canaan) and about 1020 BC as a kingdom (the ascension of Saul), 60 years amounts to the blink of an eye.

Yet as...

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