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Revealed: how US warned Israel off action ahead of Six-Day War

America was adamant Israel was not to pre-empt a Soviet-instigated and armed Egyptian onslaught

Friday, June 30, 2017
Revealed: how US warned Israel off action ahead of Six-Day War
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The war killed off hopes for a state

The war broke a fragile, though imposed, partition as the way to solve the ongoing conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The war killed off hopes for a state
ISRAEL. The Six Day War. 1967. Sinai, destroyed Egyptian tank with portrait of Abdul NASSER.
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A humiliated Arab 
world turns to Islamism

After the Six Day War Pan-Arabism’s decline created a vacuum that was filled by Islamists — Muslims who advocate an Islamic state governed by Islamic law.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
A humiliated Arab 
world turns to Islamism
A score of seriously wounded Egyptian soldiers were flown out of Kydda Airport, Tel Aviv, direct to Cairo under the auspices of the International Red Cross in a Swiss charter plane, June 15, 1967.
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It was the start of a human disaster


Norman Lebrecht gives a personal account of life during the Six Day War

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
It was the start of a human disaster
British politician (Labour) Aneurin Bevan. Portrait by photographer Fred Stein (1909-1967) who emigrated 1933 from Nazi Germany to France and finally to the USA.
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How the left saw the Six Day War

Wolf Mankowitz,called the approach of the Czechoslovak Communists towards Israel “a curious and repulsive psychopathology”.

Monday, June 5, 2017
How the left saw the Six Day War
13th June 1967: Egyptian prisoners of war holding their hands aloft after being rounded up by Israeli forces in the Sinai desert following the Six-Day War (5-10th June). (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
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The Six Day War: Started and expanded by fake news

Moscow’s role in 1967 demonstrates there is nothing new in manipulating events by relaying false information.

Monday, June 5, 2017
The Six Day War: Started and expanded by fake news
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Security strategy changed forever

After the Six day War the threat has changed shape. It has not gone away.

Monday, June 5, 2017
Security strategy changed forever
June 1967: Israeli statesmen David Ben-Gurion (1886 - 1973) and Yitzhak Rabin (1922 - 1995) lead a group of soldiers past the 'Dome of the Rock' on the Temple Mount, on a victory tour following the Six Day War, Old Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Was the war ultimately good for Israel?

Israelis’ euphoria at victory reflected the fear that defeat might have meant annihilation

Monday, June 5, 2017
Was the war ultimately good for Israel?
Soldiers stand with two women, one of whom is holding a rifle, during part of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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We did not sleep. Elation kept us going

'I fear for the survival of Jewish, democratic Israel'

Monday, June 5, 2017
We did not sleep. Elation kept us going
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The battle between principle and realpolitik

A small, outnumbered, country waved its fist at a belligerent enemy and demonstrated that the present would not imitate the past.

Monday, June 5, 2017
The battle between principle and realpolitik