Israli army tweets entire war in ‘livetime’

The Israli Defence Forces (IDF) are tweeting an entire war in what it is calling ‘livetime’ – the same as realtime. Anyone worried about the possible fallout can take refuge (these are some appalling war puns for which I am – sort of – sorry) in the fact that the war in question ended 45 years ago.

What is happening is that the IDF is tweeting key events from the Six Day War, that took place from June 5 to 10, 1967.

“In response to repeated provocations by Egypt, the State of Israel and the IDF are going to war. We will not sit idly as the enemy forces tighten the noose around our necks,” the first tweet on Wednesday said.

According to, photographs of then IDF Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, of soldiers during the war and a short video clip on Vine, Twitter’s video app, about the period leading up to the war.

You can follow the action here.


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