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Israel: The Next 60 Years

05/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Every time I hear the voice of David Ben-Gurion uttering the words "Therefore we are gathered here..." I think of Issar Barsky, a charming youngster, the little brother of a girlfriend of mine.

The last time we met was in front of the dining hall of Kibbutz Hulda, on Friday, May 14, 1948.

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