Moshe Dayan: Iconic Military Leader

Moshe Dayan, one of the most iconic Israeli figures of all time, is best known for his military leadership – especially in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Who was this legendary general, how did a kibbutz kid become “Moshe Dayan” and what’s the story with that black eye patch anyway?

There’s no doubt that Dayan was a real military expert, but he was also an expert at building his own self image. In the days before 24-hour news access, and decades before social media, he had enough media savvy to take the spotlight away from other military leaders – including the prime minister – and portray himself as Israel’s hero.

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