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.


Independent Resources - Six Days War 1967

The six-day war and resolution 242 - Maurice Ostroff

Watch Michael Oren's complete Shalem Institute lecture on the dramatic history of the Six Day War: 40 Years of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern World.

Video Clips: Michael Oren, Natan Sharansky, Moshe Ya'alon, Martin Kramer and Yossi Klein Halevi offering their expert analyses of the ongoing global ramifications of the Six Day War:

Six days of war: the context of conflict

Israel awaits war: the torture of anticipation

Forty years of war: '67's aftermath

The Global Impact of the Six Day War - Chris Mitchell, CBN News "The Six Day War certainly changed the landscape of the Middle East, but the impact of the war reached far beyond the shifting Middle East borders to places like Moscow, Washington, and the capitals of Europe."

Lessons of the Six-Day War - Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation

Remembering The Six-Day War - David Meir Levi Frontepagemage Magazine compiled by CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America)

Full account of the dogfight of April 7th 1967

Nasser's Challenge - chapter 21 from Professor Martin Gilbert's book Israel - A History, this chapter republished by kind permission of the author.

The Miraculous Six Day War - commemorating the 40th anniversary a special microsite by IsraelNationalNews (Arutz Sheva)

From the Ammunition Hill to Bint Jbail - Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff - Global Report

Six-Day War 40th Anniversary Guide - comprehensive documentation, including detailed maps and full speeches. For the media there is also a list with contact details of experts on different aspects of this topic. Recommended!

Security Council Resolution 242 According to its Drafters - exceptionally well-researched, using comments by those who originally drafted this Resolution. It shows that impeccable care had been used to avoid the very misrepresentations that Israel's opponents frequently apply to this document!

Hidden Miracles - the spiritual dimension. Was there more than simply superb planning and execution that allowed Israel to destroy the Egyptian air force so rapidly?

The Six-Day War and the Mid-East Peace Process - Cameron S. Brown, Deputy Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. - useful brief analysis. April 18 2007.

The Six-Day War: 40 Years On - Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. - brief summary of long-term impact of the war.

The Six-Day War: Israel’s defensive pre-emptive strike - David Meir-Levi. Some commentators have suggest Nasser's actions in dismissing the UN buffer force, moving vast concentrations of troops and armour to the Sinai, closing the Straits of Tiran and issuing clear threats to anihhilate Israel were simply posturing. Had Israel failed to respond, the argument goes, Nasser would have backed down. This excellent article discusses why Israel carried out its pre-emptive strike.

The Six-Day War of 1967: Build-Up to War - Dr Jonathan Spyer, Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. [direct link to PDF file] April 18 2007

Six Days War - Wikipedia

NEW Jerusalem 1948-1967 vs. 1967-2007: Comparing the Israeli and Jordanian Record - Linda Machaud-Emin, Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. April 18 2007

Six Days in June - William C. Varner: "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..." Discusses the spiritual implications

What led to the 6 Days War 1967? -

The Six Day War - Andre Oboler, for Zionism On The Web

The 1967 Six-Day War - Mitchell Bard - Jewish Virtual Library

Israeli History: Six Day War. This site, from, has useful coverage of the war itself with maps, subdivided into the events that happened on the different fronts.

1967: Why Israel entered the West Bank -

SIX DAYS OF WAR: The Six-Day War - very interesting and informative interview with Michael Oren by the Hoover Institution - page has transcript of the programme along with links to both an audio version (mp3) and streaming video in both WMV and RealMedia formats)

The Mid East: A Century of Conflict: Part 4 The Six Days War 1967 (transcript of NPR programme)

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem meets with Hitler - Youtube clip

The Mideast: A Century of Conflict Part 4: The 1967 Six Day War - NPR (audio and written transcript)

Origins of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict:The Defining Moment - David Schafer - The Humanist, January/February 2003

A Brief History of Israel and Palestine and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Ami Isseroff - exceptional balanced overview of Middle East history

Zionism and Israel - Encyclopedic Dictionary: Six Day War

Documents relating to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute - comprehensive list of good links

De Zesdaagse Oorlog (5-10 juni 1967) - an account in Dutch of the Six Day War


First hand accounts

Radio Days: Michael Elkins - The Six-Day Middle East War (with mp3 audio of report made for CBS by BBC reporter during battle for Jerusalem)

A Paratrooper's Story - Dr. Moshe Amirav His experiences leading up to the battle for Jerusalem