SOME 60 YEARS ago the new
Egyptian ruler, Gamal Abd-al-Nasser, wrote a book about the "Philosophy
of the Revolution". Imitating the playwright Luigi Pirandello ("Six
Characters in Search of an Author") he claimed that the task of unifying
the Arab world was "in search of a hero".
ISRAEL LOVES anniversaries. The media fill up with
revelations and memories of the event commemorated, eye-witnesses recite their
stories for the umpteenth time, old photos flood the pages and the TV screens.