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.

 

40 years since Arab-Israeli war

- Salim Mansur June 2nd 2007

Forty years ago this month Israel’s defence force dealt a fatal blow to Arab war-mongers and the Pan-Arabism of the Egyptian dictator, Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Forty years ago this month Israel’s defence force dealt a fatal blow to Arab war-mongers and the Pan-Arabism of the Egyptian dictator, Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Through the preceding weeks Arab preparations for a final showdown with Israel had gathered unchecked steam.

Arab intent to annihilate the Jewish state was never masked following the uneasy truce reached through the UN efforts in 1949 between the two sides.

But internal Arab politics as ever remained divisive, and the strident call for Arab unity by dictators in Egypt and Syria barely hid the reality of deeply entrenched quarrels within their world.

An axiom of modern Arab politics is the greater the internal division among Arabs, the more strident is Arab rhetoric against Israel. In May, 1967, this stridency reached its peak when Nasser announced on May 22 the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, which triggered the Six Day War.

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Jordan’s King Hussein, regretting his strategic blunder of joining forces with Nasser and losing the West Bank to Israel, expelled the trouble-making Palestinians from his domain after a bloody shootout in September 1970.

In receiving those Palestinians, Lebanon has not recovered from the disaster visited upon that once easy-going Levantine state.

Palestinians, goaded by brutally corrupt leaders, went from hijacking airplanes, murdering Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic of 1972, making common cause with genocidal dictators of the Third World, vowing fealty to Communist rulers in Moscow, to spreading terror through suicide-bombings and murdering each other in their quest for “liberation” from Israeli occupation.

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Yet the unvarnished truth of the Middle East remains unaltered and unspoken since June 1967 even as Arab nationalism got exchanged for Islamist-jihadism.

Palestinians are responsible for their misery, and their rights among Arab leaders have no more merit than those of the greater suffering people of Darfur, except to malign Jews and taunt the West.

 

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