Six Day War of 1967 - 3rd Arab Israeli War

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"...but the Arabs still couldn't, and didn't, come to grips with the fact that Israel was not going to accommodate them by disappearing from the map."

Golda Meir
autobiography.

Aftermath & Analysis

 

The USSR wanted to create another trouble spot for the United States in addition to that already existing in Vietnam. The Soviet aim was to create a situation in which the US would become seriously involved economically, politically and possibly even militarily, and would suffer serious political reserves as a result of siding [with the Israelis] against the Arabs.

 

- Ahron Bregman, A History of Israel (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), 106

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