Thursday, June 07, 2007

Forty years later

The image on the left is the iconic photo of three soldiers at the Wall soon after is was recaptured in 1967. On the right, we see the three men as they appear today. (Or so I am told. I've not verified this. For all I know, its really Ed and Chaim G posing with someone they picked up at the airport.)

The striking thing about the photo on left is that we think of it as a distinctively Israeli picture, even though the man in the middle is behaving like a Christian. Jews don't doff their hats at holy sites. (Yes, I know, he may not have done this purposely. He may have been hot. Or whatever. But the ironic result is that the star of this famously Jewish photo is standing like a Christian.)

Hattip: On request

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