Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a very special project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six Day of War.
Starting today, the 15th of May, the day on which Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser expelled UN peacekeepers from the Sinai Peninsula and closed the Straits of Tiran, you can follow all the drama and action on Twitter.
As part of the project, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created a number of Twitter accounts representing real people, like then-Prime Minister Levy Eshkol, and fictitious characters to represent the men and women who fought in and experienced the war.
Friends, will be on Ben Yehuda Street tonight. Come say hello before I ship out. Feeling like this will be a long one. #Army
— IDF Reservist '67 (@YoavSadon) May 14, 2017
Then-Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, too, has received a Twitter handle:
— Moshe Dayan on TW (@MosheDayan67) May 14, 2017
The main Twitter account for this project can be found at @Tweeting67, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will recount the events of 1967 as if they were happening live.
Ministry officials hope to use the project to bring the dramatic Six Day War to life for the younger generations, using a medium and a language they better understand today.