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Hitting age 60, Israel gets nostalgic for the old days

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  • Hitting age 60, Israel gets nostalgic for the old days

    As Israel celebrates its 60th birthday, Israelis have their gaze set firmly backward.

    Turn on the TV and you'll see grainy archive footage and old-timers reminiscing about desert wars and pioneering days on the kibbutz. Radio stations are busy with musical retrospectives and the hottest new CD features contemporary singers covering Israeli favorites from decades past.

    The love affair with the past comes at a time of unease - Israelis have much to be proud of but aren't sure what they have to look forward to.

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    http://www.star-telegram.com/466/v-p...ry/626353.html

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    Re: Hitting age 60, Israel gets nostalgic for the old days

    As Israel turns 60, probe threatens prime minister
    By Dion Nissenbaum | McClatchy Newspapers

    JERUSALEM — Israeli jets flying in acrobatic formation soared over Jerusalem's ancient city walls on Tuesday as the nation geared up to celebrate its 60th anniversary later this week.

    But the country's attention has been diverted unexpectedly by an unfolding political scandal that threatens to bring down Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and undermine his fragile peace talks with the Palestinians.

    Israeli prosecutors are aggressively pursuing new allegations involving an American businessman's financial ties to Olmert while he was the mayor of Jerusalem in the late 1990s and the early part of this decade, according to Israeli government officials.

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    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/226/story/36044.html

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      Re: Hitting age 60, Israel gets nostalgic for the old days

      Isaac was 60 years old when Rebecca had Jacob and Esau.

      Interesting.

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        Re: Hitting age 60, Israel gets nostalgic for the old days

        Originally posted by Dub
        Israelis have much to be proud of but aren't sure what they have to look forward to.
        *sigh* Ahhhh yes. As one who is very near the big 6 0, I can relate....well, at least on this earth.

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          Re: Hitting age 60, Israel gets nostalgic for the old days

          Originally posted by Andy View Post
          Isaac was 60 years old when Rebecca had Jacob and Esau.

          Interesting.
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          From: http://www.gotquestions.org/Jacob-and-Esau.html

          When the time came for Isaac to bestow his blessing on his sons, Jacob and his mother contrived to deceive Isaac into blessing Jacob in Esau’s place. When Esau found that his blessing had been given to Jacob, he threatened to kill his brother, and Jacob fled (Genesis 27:1 - 28:7). Years later, Jacob and Esau met and were reconciled (Genesis 33).
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          Yes Andy, interesting indeed in that Jacob was later renamed "Israel" by Jehovah while Esau became the progenitor of the Edomites (modern day Jordanian Arabs). In the present day, we once again have Israel and the Edomites dwelling side by side but in disharmony. They need to be reconciled to each other and as was in the days of old when Israel (i.e. Jacob) made the first move to make peace with Esau, modern day Israel is bending over backwards to reach out to the Arabs for the sake of Mideast peace.

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