Israel looks back to 1967 a milestone in middle east history is prompting a reexamination of the conflict and its consequences israeli paratroopers beside jerusalems western. Chabon and waldmans collection is one of a number of new books marking the anniversary, which is really a double anniversary. Please use the following information, links and sources to learn more about the war in which israel captured east jerusalem, the west bank, gaza, the sinai, and the golan heights. The breaking of the middle east to be published, fittingly, around the wars 50th anniversary is both impressive and. Oren shows how the war began as a result of misinformation and misunderstandings by both sides. Ten official united states investigations and three official israeli inquiries have all conclusively established the attack was a tragic mistake. The book is a comprehensive work of history with an engaging narrative. Sixday war, brief arabisraeli war that took place june 510, 1967. The six day war, as it came to be known, started with a huge sortie of israeli jets that flew out over the mediterranean and then low over the sinai desert. It was later estimated that some 20,000 arabs and 800 israelis had died in just 2. The 1967 six day war radically changed the balance of power between israel and its neighbors, and, according to moshe dayan, inaugurated the image of the warrior jew. Certainly the key intelligence achievement that carried the day for helms and the cia under johnson was the agencys strikingly accurate analysis about the arabisraeli war of june 1967. Myth during the 1967 war, israel deliberately attacked the uss liberty.
Bedouin shepherds children with their belongings and tents are being transported from northern grazing grounds to their southern fields. This reprint edition is available in paperback format. A comprehensive resource for teachers, students and journalists, with a large section of personal recollection bringing history to life. Kurtulus the article presents a critical assessment of the widespread conceptualization of the june 1967 war between israel and its neighboring arab states as a preemptive war both in academic and nonacademic writing. New york times bestseller the first comprehensive account of the epochmaking sixday war, from the author of allynow featuring a fiftiethanniversary retrospective though it lasted for only six tense days in june, the 1967 arabisraeli war never really ended. Between june 5 and 10, 1967, a conflict would rage that would radically alter the borders of the middle east. Bengurions successor, levi eshkol, had much less experience in defense issues and relied heavily on rabin. The body of an egyptian soldier and wrecked vehicles, further to the battle between the israeli army which was making its way towards the suez canal. Prime minister levy eshkol and defense minister moshe dayan visit an israeli army camp in the west bank with other officials after the sixday war, 1967. Though it lasted for only six tense days in june, the 1967 arabisraeli war never really ended. It was one of those rare instances when unpoliticized intelligence had a specific, clearcut, and immediate impact on us foreign policy.
Sixday war 1967 third arabisraeli war documentary duration. Yaacov agarisrael gpo in the spring of 1967 it seemed as though that moment had come. This book is a history of the war in 1967 between israel and several of the arab states. A new book on the sixday war should be required reading. Syrian front in the years and months leading up to the 1967 war, syria had played a crucial role in raising tensions by engaging in acts of sabotage and incessantly shelling israeli communities. The sixday war between israel and its arab neighbors ends with a united nationsbrokered ceasefire. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the sixday war, the swift, epochal conflict in which israel decisively defeated a host of arab armies and.
Israeli soldiers, who recaptured the old city from the jordanians during the sixday war, carry a confiscated portrait of jordans king hussein through east jerusalem, june, 1967. Arabisraeli wars, conflicts in 194849, 1956, 1967, 197374, and 1982 between israel and the arab states. The war had lasting impact on diplomatic engagement between. The conflict lasted just six days but its effect would last. The forgotten legacy of the sixday war geopolitical futures. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the yom kippur war of 1973 to the ongoing intifada. The six day war, also called the 1967 war, third arab israeli war or annaksah the setback is well documented.
A factual account of the israeliarab war of june 1967 a crisp an. Six days of war, fifty years of continued insecurity. It was also the last time israel either maintained control at the beginning of a war or achieved its intended strategic outcome. An enthralling, bigpicture history that examines the sixday war, its causes, and its enduring consequences against its global context one fateful week in june 1967 redrew the map of the middle east. Yousef munayyer writes about the israeli occupation of palestinian spaces in the fiftyyear aftermath of the sixday war, in jerusalem, in 1967. It then includes a day by day description of the run up to the war, and the wars conduct once it began. How the sixday war changed israels mind the new yorker.
Excerpting from 63 hours of interviews with israeli soldiers, pressfield the war of art provides an upcloseandpersonal, if onesided, view of the war. Israels performance in the war was an extraordinary military achievement. The ensuing six day war june 510, 1967 was a crushing defeat for the arab world, one that tripled the area controlled by israel and which sowed the seeds for the yom kippur war of 1973 and the continuing strife in the region. In the spring of 1967, following close to a decade of relative calm, israel found itself poised for war against four of its arab neighbors. As a junior analyst at the cia, i helped to draft the report that described israels attack against egypt on the morning of june 5, 1967. Finally, the book assesses the wars aftermath for israel. Postwar development diplomacy and the struggle over third world industrialization, 19451956, 20, the sixday war of june 1967 was fairly well settled within hours of its. The 1967 six day war is usually remembered as a walkover but simon dunstans twopart history in ospreys campaign series demonstrates that this was a conflict that deserves serious study by military professionals. The sixday war of 1967 changed the arabisraeli conflict due to solid recognition of israeli military power which caused other middle eastern countries to think twice about seriously backing palestinians, caused a set back in israeli civil rights which founded a tear in israeli society, and forced the plo to better organize due to their sudden lack of support from other middle eastern countries. The book begins with a lot of detailed information about israeli culture prior to the war. March 6, 1967 letter from acting permanent representative of israel to the u. List of books and articles about sixday war online.
Tensions between israel and the arabs have been complicated and heightened by the political, strategic, and economic interests in the area of the great powers. A highly readable, even gripping account of the 1967 conflict. Israel, the war, and the year that transformed the. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east is a 2002 nonfiction book by americanborn israeli historian and israeli ambassador to the united states, michael oren, chronicling the events of the sixday war fought between israel and its arab neighbors. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative, six days of war is the most important book on the middle east conflict to appear in a generation. The second half of 1966 and spring of 1967 saw increasing friction and incidents between the idf and syrian forces. On june 10, 1967, a united nationsbrokered ceasefire took effect and the six day war came to an abrupt end. Fifty years ago, war broke out between israel and its neighbours. A penetrating study of a conflict that, although brief, helped establish a middle eastern template that is operational today.
The 1967 war the sixday war after a period of relative calm, border incidents between israel and syria, egypt, and jordan increased during the early 1960s, with palestinian guerrilla groups actively supported by syria. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east was published by presidio press in the year, 2003. According to laron international affairshebrew univ. Missing from the compelling and damning narrative are the. Many scholars have documented how the sixday war unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. And the balance of power changedin the middle east and in the world. In may, 1967, president nasser, his prestige much eroded through his inaction in the face of israeli raids, requested the. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the yom kippur war of 1973 to the ongoing intifada, is a direct consequence of those six days of fighting. The june war of 1967 airplanes belonging to the egyptian air force destroyed by the israelis the most fundamental development in the relations between israel and its arab neighbours was the june war of 1967 in the west known as the sixday war, from june 510. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east first edition 2nd impression by oren, michael b.
The six day war 1967 this page deals with the sixday war of 1967. Postwar development diplomacy and the struggle over third world industrialization, 19451956, 20, the sixday war of june 1967 was fairly well settled within hours. A good book that explains the sinai campaign, a good source for begineers and students. According to all the military analysts and pundits, it was to be a lopsided match. Neither the jordanian nor the syrian borders were quiet during the years leading up to the sixday war, but all israelis were taken by surprise when in may 1967 increasingly violent clashes with palestinian guerrillas and syrian army forces along lake tiberias led to a. This year the march will be more fraught than usual, coinciding as it does with the 50th anniversary of the sixday war, fought from 510 june 1967. The history and legacy of the 1967 arabisraeli war and its impact on the middle east paperback november 27, 2017. In 1967, israeli officials at the highest level lied to the white house about the start of the sixday war. The israel defense forces idf consisted of 275,000 troops, compared to the 456,000 soldiers of the combined iraqi, syrian. After months of escalation, israel conducted a preemptive air assault demobilizing its neighbors air force capabilities, allowing it a quick and decisive victory. The war saw a change in the balance of power in the middleeast as well as in the entire world. This site explores the events that led up to the conflict, and discusses the aftermath. Orens six days of war is an excellent account of the series of events from within the governments of egypt and israel that led to the disastrous for the arabs war of 1967. The israeli attack on the uss liberty was a grievous error, largely attributable to the fact that it occurred in the midst of the confusion of a fullscale war in 1967.1095 1157 618 1117 1161 935 1481 831 815 1057 679 102 173 872 1293 1537 992 592 309 787 1079 1076 832 701 325 1346 658 1198 883 250 126 633 1061 532 1437 478 542 803 409 1056