Editor says, in this post we imagine a hard clash of value systems but in a modified context. The Editor is most grateful to his colleagues HT Griffin and David Atwell for their decisive contributions to the development of this article. Please note that the viewpoints expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of the authors or the Editor. This article is part of the Alternate Nations thread.
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Editor says, Wikipedia ~ In 1964 Yitzak Rabin was appointed Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) by Levi Eshkol who replaced David Ben Gurion and, like him, served as Prime-Minister and Defence Minister. Since Eshkol did not have much military experience, Rabin had a relatively free hand. Under his command, the IDF achieved victory over Egypt, Syria and Jordan in the Six-Day War in 1967. After the Old City of Jerusalem was captured by the IDF, Rabin was among the first to visit the Old City, and delivered a famous speech on Mount Scopus, at the Hebrew University. In the days leading up to the war, it was reported that Rabin suffered a nervous breakdown and was unable to function. After this short hiatus, he resumed full command over the IDF. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.