Causes Of The Six-Day War

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The Six-Day War, which began on June 5, 1967, was the third Arab-Israeli war in the long line of conflicts between these two entities. The Arab-Israeli conflict is between Palestinian Arabs and Zionist (now Israeli) that began in 1948 and continues to this day. The conflict began over the occupation of land and since 1948 the Middle Eastern territories have been massively reorganized. Moshe Dayan, Israel’s Minister of Defense, initiated the war by attacking Egypt’s air force in the morning of June 5, 1967 which begins the Six-Day War.

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The Six-Day war is one of the many conflicts that took place among decades-long conflict between the Arabs and Israelis. Although different religions occupy these nations the conflict began over the territory
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On the first day of the war, Israel plans a preemptive air strike against Egypt’s air force and destroys nearly all of the country’s air force. Following the attack, Israel sends a message to Jordan informing them to stay out of the war and Israel would not attack but if Jordan did otherwise, Israel would respond forcefully. Jordan attacks Israel and Jordan’s actions result in a domino affect as Syrian and Iraqi forces join the attack on Israel. On the second day, the fighting continues among all fronts. The third day Israel was able to capture East Jerusalem, including Old City Jerusalem, and reopen the Straight of Tiran to all ships. Israeli forces clearly excel on the forefront as on the fourth day of the war they take control of West Bank as well. Moving into the fifth day of fighting, Israel and Syria continue fighting in Golan. The last day of this war ends with Israeli gaining control over Golan Heights. Within the six days of the war Israel’s forces were able to captured Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Old City of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights (some which were previously under Jordanian rule). The conflict not only resulted in the expansion of Israeli borders, but the domination of war sent a message to the rest of the world that Israel’s military is powerful and a force to be reckoned …show more content…
Multiple statements were made public about Israel from neighboring countries. On May 28, 1967 (the day Nasser called off the Israel attack) the former president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, had a press conference and said, “We will not accept any… coexistence with Israel… Today the issue is not the establishment of peace between the Arab states and Israel… The war with Israel is in effect since 1948.” Among the President of Egypt, the President of Iraq, Abdul Rahman Arif, spoke out of May 31, 1967 saying “ The Existence of Israel is an error which be rectified. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy, which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clear- to wipe Israel off the map” May 30, 1967 was the day that Egypt and Jordan signed a mutual self-defense pact. Cairo’s daily newspaper writes, “Under the terms of the military agreement signed with Jordan, Jordanian artillery, coordinated with the forces of Egypt and Syria, is in a position to cut Israel in two at Qalqilya (a Palestinian city in West Bank), where Israel territory between the Jordan armistice line and the Mediterranean Sea is only 12 kilometers

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