What Israel Means to American Jews

I can’t speak for all, but I think I’m on the mark here…

Andrew Katz
4 min readDec 27, 2023

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David Rubinger’s photo of IDF Paratroopers Zion Karasenti, Yitzhak Yifat, and Haim Oshri at the Western Wall/public domain

I was nine years old when the Six Day War happened. In just a few days everything changed. Israelis strode mightily across headlines the world over. David Rubinger’s classic photo portrayed a new Jew, the muscular Yid who didn’t take crap from anybody, not even three powerful Arab nations.

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Andrew Katz

LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics