Originally posted on jpost.com on May 8, 2017
June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. The war was a pivotal event in the history of the Middle East and of the Jewish people.
Israel’s seemingly miraculous victory in defense of its homeland was a transformative experience for Israelis and Jews around the world, filling them with pride and confidence. But the war left much unresolved. Many of the issues featured in the news today trace their beginnings to the Six Day War—the “two state solution”; Jewish communities or settlements in the West Bank; and the future of Jerusalem.
The historical context of the Six Day War is often missing from today’s discussions. This information is critically important for understanding why the war took place and why events unfolded the way they did. Join us as we meet the key players and examine the motives and miscalculations that led to the war and its stunning outcome.
Together, through the lens of 12 short videos released over four weeks, we will re-live this pivotal history as it unfolds event by event, “50 years ago today.”
Sign up now at www.sixdaywarproject.org. For four weeks, we’ll send you 12 two-to-three minute short videos that will teach you exactly what happened 50 years ago on that day.
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