The Israeli War That Made Leonard Cohen


Some of the men on the sand look up at the visitor with his guitar. Others look down at their dirty knees and boots. Cigarettes glow in the dark. The heat has broken and the desert is still for now. They've been fighting for fourteen days and no one knows how many days are left, or how many of them will be left when it's over. There aren't any generals or heroes here. It's just a small unit getting smaller. In the wastelands around them, thousands of Egyptians and Israelis are dead.

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