Six Day War of 1967 - 3rd Arab Israeli War

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"Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel. The Arab people want to fight."

Gamel Abdel Nasser,
May 3oth 1967.

 

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Historians, commentators, and statesmen alike have expressed amazement at Israel’s dramatic victory more than 30 years ago. In six brief and dizzying days, a small but determined civilian army beat incalculable odds and altered the future course of Middle Eastern history. At the same time they gained new respect for a people long thought doomed to humiliating exile among the nations. The tiny nation of Israel, composed at that time of only two and a half million citizens, within a week found itself in control of an area twice its previous size. The suddenness and significance of Israel’s victory raise the inevitable questions, "Why?" and "How?" While secularists may offer their answers, the uniqueness of this brief war forces believers to suggest a possible divine explanation.

Gamal Abdul Nasser, the autocratic President of Egypt, had never lost his hope of someday being the "savior" of the Arab world. The Arab countries’ defeat in 1948 remained an open disgrace that had to be avenged. The predominantly Moslem Arab states simply could not conceive of the idea that the Jews, destined to humiliation in their Koran, could actually possess a sovereign state in the midst of the so-called "World of Islam." [full article here...]

 

- Six Days in June -William C. Varner - Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry