Six Day War of 1967 - 3rd Arab Israeli War




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

Gamel Abdel Nasser,
May 3oth 1967.


Levi Eshkol - Prime minister during Six Day War - Wikipedia

Levi Eshkol, Forgotten Hero - MICHAEL B. OREN - AZURE A detailed reapppraisal of Eshkol:

"Today...Eshkol [can be] restored to his rightful historical place. Archives ... have now completed the declassification of documents from the Six Day War period. These papers, together with published memoirs and oral-history interviews of former senior officials, provide unprecedented insights into Israeli decision-making both before and during the war. They also paint a highly detailed and surprising portrait of Levi Eshkol and the pivotal role he played in winning the Six Day War."

Yitzhak Rabin - Chief of Staff in the Israel Defense Forces - Wikipedia

Moshe Dayan - defence minister during Six Day War - Wikipedia

Uzi Narkiss - commander of the Israel Defense Forces units in the Central Region during the Six Day War - Wikipedia

Ariel Sharon - Major General, commanding the most powerful armored division on the Sinai front which made a breakthrough in the Kusseima-Abu-Ageila fortified area - Wikipedia

Mordechai ("Mottie") Hod - Commander of the Israeli Air Force during the 1967 Six-Day War - Wikipedia

Israel Tal - armored-division commander in Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War - Wikipedia

Gamal Abdel Nasser - Egyptian President - Wikipedia

- also see Britannica; CNN Profiles

Abdel Hakim Amer - Egypt's deputy supreme commander. Relieved of his posts and forced into early retirement after Egypt's defeat. In August1967, Amer, along with over 50 Egyptian military officers and two former ministers, were arrested for allegedly plotting a coup to overthrow Nasser. On September 14, 1967, 'Amer was approached in his jail cell by high-ranking Egyptian officers and given a choice to remain there and stand trial for treason, or 'die an honorable death by taking poison'. He chose the latter option.

- also see Britannica

Hafez al-Assad - Syrian Defence minister in 1967 - The Guardian