There were many political differences in my unit.
However, when push came to shove we trusted each other completely.
We had to, our survival depended on it.
Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Forward, has never had to worry about survival. She is a liberal Democrat who lives in New York.
She has never really had to fight for anything.
Wrote an article, "Should We Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Six Day War — Or Despair?". It sounded like she was sorry we won.
During a lull in the fighting, someone turned on a transistor radio. He tuned it to a Syrian station in Hebrew. They were boasting about how they were going to exterminate all the Jews.
We knew why we were fighting.
Women and children on my border kibbutz were not evacuated. Where could they go?
This was an existential war. We won and the people of Israel survived.
And I don't give a s**t about what Jane Eisner and her friends think.