Israel Turns 60, for Better or Worse

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Israel turns 60 today, celebrating the past but looking forward to an uncertain future. With a growing population of Arabs, can Israel be democratic and remain Jewish at the same time? Also, Hezbollah and renewed violence in Lebanon, and General Ricardo Sanchez, former commander of coalition forces in Iraq, accuses the Bush Administration of "gross incompetence and dereliction of duty."

Banner image: A woman places roses on a memorial wall inscribed with names of fallen soldiers at the Israeli army's Armoured Corps' Memorial near Jerusalem. Israel remembers its 22,437 fallen troops during today's annual Yom Hazikaron; Memorial Day commemorations, which falls the day before Israel's annual Independence Day celebrations. Photo: Brian Hendler/Getty Images



Warren Olney