So­cial me­dia project recalls Six Day War in real-time

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY JC RE­PORTER

A BLOW-BY-BLOW ac­count of events in the Six Day War as they un­folded will be launched to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of the con­flict.

The Board of Deputies, Jewish Lead­er­ship Coun­cil and Jewish Chron­i­cle will col­lab­o­rate on the so­cial me­dia ini­tia­tive, “The Six Day War — 50 Years on” ,which will play out on Face­book and Twit­ter from mid-May to mid-June.

The daily posts will cover the break­ing news for each day, il­lus­trated by con­tem­po­rary news­reels, pho­to­graphs and re­ports from 1967. The project will also fo­cus on how the fast-mov­ing cri­sis in the Mid­dle East af­fected Bri­tish Jews.

Steven Jaffe, the project’s cre­ator, said: “The JC is the pa­per of record and in ad­di­tion to daily bul­letins of what was go­ing on in Is­rael, ev­ery Fri­day we will post a se­lec­tion of the sto­ries ap­pear­ing in the JC that week in 1967. “Se­nior mem­bers of our com­mu­nity re­mem­ber the tremen­dous trauma of that time, as many feared Is­rael was fac­ing a sec­ond Holo­caust. “But it was also a time of re­solve and ac­tivism.

“We want younger gen­er­a­tions to un­der­stand what it must have been like to live through the cri­sis”.

The daily posts on the project’s Face­book page and Twit­ter ac­count will be­gin on May 15.

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