Israel: Star Over Jerusalem

Atop windblown Mount Herzl, a dozen beacons—one for each of the original tribes of Israel—illuminated the night sky over Jerusalem. At the floodlit Wailing Wall, Orthodox Jews, with their black hats and beards, linked arms, danced and sang with rugged paratroopers wearing red berets and toting Uzi submachine guns. In the streets of Jerusalem, thousands of young sabras frolicked away the day and night to the hypnotic strains of the hora, then tumbled exhausted onto sidewalks and park grass to sleep. As the highlight of the biggest military parade in Israel's history,...

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