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