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Michael Oren


Author, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.

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SIX DAYS OF WAR: The Six-Day War

with Michael Orenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 23, 2003

In June 1967, Israel defeated the combined forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, seizing control of the Sinai from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, and the West Bank from Jordan. Why did the Six-Day War unfold as it did? What lessons did the Arabs on the one side, and the Israelis on the other, draw from the war? And what lessons do the war and its aftermath have for the United States as it tries to forge a lasting peace in the Middle East?