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
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
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.
It was the start of a human disaster
Norman Lebrecht gives a personal account of life during the Six Day War
How the left saw the Six Day War
Wolf Mankowitz,called the approach of the Czechoslovak Communists towards Israel “a curious and repulsive psychopathology”.
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.
Security strategy changed forever
After the Six day War the threat has changed shape. It has not gone away.
Was the war ultimately good for Israel?
Israelis’ euphoria at victory reflected the fear that defeat might have meant annihilation
We did not sleep. Elation kept us going
'I fear for the survival of Jewish, democratic Israel'
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.
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