A Half Century Since The Six Day War Of Israel Against Arab Nations In 1967

It is now a half century since the Six Day Arab-israeli War of June 5-10, 1967.

Israel was able to overcome Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, and gain control of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Desert, and the Golan Heights.

Israel has had to engage in war since, and lost territory to Egypt in the 18 day Yom Kippur war in October 1973.

It has also had to engage in conflict with the Palestinians and their engagement in terrorism and warfare over the past half century, with the creation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) after the Six Day War.

The Sinai Desert, the Gaza Strip, and parts of the West Bank have been returned, but much of the West Bank, along with the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem remain under Israeli control, and the tensions in the area remain high.

This author wrote a study of the US-Israeli relationship from Harry Truman to Donald Trump, worthy of your attention, with the publication recently on History News Network, and then republished by Newsweek, and both versions are on the right side of my blog.

6 comments on “A Half Century Since The Six Day War Of Israel Against Arab Nations In 1967

  1. Paul Doyle June 4, 2017 7:42 pm

    Professor, Speaking of Presidents and events in the 20th Century, I read in a local paper of this upcoming forum in Washington and the selection of the President of Nichols College as a participant. I immediately thought that you would have made an excellent candidate to participate. Just wanted to provide some information about it. Sounds very interesting as it focuses on FDR, JFK, and LBJ and three events/ policy issues that were a hallmark of their Presidencies:


  2. Ronald June 4, 2017 10:43 pm

    Paul, I am really flattered at your suggestion, but I do not consider myself as someone who would be chosen to participate in such a seminar with Robert Dallek.

    I had not been aware of this symposium, and I thank you for informing me of this.

    This will be a fascinating seminar, and I hope to read more about it, and if you gain information in further detail, please send on to me.

    Again, thanks so much for your kind words!

  3. Paul Doyle June 5, 2017 7:45 am

    I will, Professor.

    Today is the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Robert Kennedy by the hand of Sirhan Sirhan.

    Forty nine years later and the reach of the NRA is stronger than ever.

  4. Ronald June 5, 2017 9:47 am

    Paul, it is ironic, in a way, that you just posted on RFK, and that was my article for today, just posted now! 🙂

    You and I think alike! LOL

  5. Paul Doyle June 5, 2017 9:15 pm

    Of course, Professor, there are still the conspiracy theorists who still believe the attack of the USS Liberty by the Israeli navy during the six day war was not an accident.

  6. Ronald June 5, 2017 11:38 pm

    I have always wondered, Paul, but tend to accept that it was a blunder, and not intentional, that Israel attacked the USS Liberty. I have never been a believer in conspiracy theories.

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