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Israel the 6 Day War

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posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 03:17 AM
Israel VS

Syria Jordan Iraq Saudi Arabia Morocco Algeria Tunisia Sudan Egypt

Israel Strength
50,000 (and 214,000 reserve troops)
300 combat aircraft
800 tanks

Arab Armies
Egypt: 240,000
Syria, Jordan, and Iraq: 307,000
957 combat aircraft
2,504 tanks

The Six-Day War of June 5-10, 1967 was a war between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The Arab states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria also contributed troops and arms

At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

Egypt amassed 1,000 tanks and nearly 100,000 soldiers on the Israeli border
and closed the Straits of Tiran to all ships flying Israeli flags or carrying strategic materials, receiving strong support from other Arab countries.

May 26, Nasser announced: "If Israel embarks on an aggression against Syria or Egypt, the battle against Israel will be a general one and not confined to one spot on the Syrian or Egyptian borders. The battle will be a general one and our basic objective will be to destroy Israel."

The Egyptian forces consisted of seven divisions: four armored, two infantry, and one mechanized infantry. Overall, Egypt had around 100,000 troops and 900-950 tanks in the Sinai, backed by 1,100 APCs and 1,000 artillery pieces.

11 brigades totaling some 55,000 troops, equipped with some 300 modern Western tanks. Of these, nine brigades (45,000 troops, 270 tanks, 200 artillery pieces) were deployed in the West Bank

Of course Israel won a decisive victory and claimed these lands which the enemy were invading from..

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 04:43 AM

Originally posted by Haydn_17
Of course Israel won a decisive victory and claimed these lands which the enemy were invading from..

All fine and dandy with your story except an important FACT. Israel launched attacks first and was the aggressor, did you forgot to look this up in wiki while copying other figures?

On June 5th 1967 the IAF struck, launching Operation 'Moked' against Egyptian airfields.


At 7.10am on 5 June, 40 years ago, Israel attacked Egypt. The fighting lasted barely 130 hours. Thousands lost their lives, but the repercussions of the Six-Day War have been bloodier and far longer reaching than anyone could have imagined. Ned Temko describes the build-up to the conflict and traces its reverberations through four decades of terror


Israeli forces have launched a pre-emptive attack on Egypt and destroyed nearly 400 Egypt-based military aircraft.


On June 5, 1967, Israel launched a preemptive attack on Egypt.


Prime Minister Levi Eshkol sent a message to King Hussein on June 5 saying Israel would not attack Jordan unless he initiated hostilities. When Jordanian radar picked up a cluster of planes flying from Egypt to Israel, and the Egyptians convinced Hussein the planes were theirs, he ordered the shelling of West Jerusalem. It turned out that the planes were Israel’s and were returning from destroying the Egyptian air force on the ground.


So don't say again nations "invading" Israel, it's Israel "invading" nations.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 04:49 AM
reply to post by December_Rain

The state had been established in 1948 on the back of a UN resolution partitioning British Mandate Palestine into two states: one a national home for the Jews, six million of whom had been murdered in Hitler's Holocaust, the other for Palestinian Arabs. The Arab states rejected the plan, and their armies invaded when Israel declared statehood. Israel survived, winning a protracted battle it called the War of Independence. In Arabic it is known, to this day, simply as al naqba - the catastrophe

From the source you gave, and the arabs were the aggressors originally. With all of those countries fighting against Israel in 1967, it doesn't look likely that Israel wanted war, but sometimes pre-emptive strikes are necessary against former aggressors.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 04:57 AM

Israel's leaders fully expected to negotiate a peace agreement with their neighbors that would involve some territorial compromise. Therefore, instead of annexing the West Bank, a military administration was created. No occupation is pleasant for the inhabitants, but the Israeli authorities did try to minimize the impact on the population. Don Peretz, a frequent writer on the situation of Arabs in Israel and a sharp critic of the Israeli government, visited the West Bank shortly after the Israeli troops had taken over. He found they were trying to restore normal life and prevent any incidents that might encourage the Arabs to leave their homes.(26)

Except for the requirement that school texts in the territories be purged of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic language, the authorities tried not to interfere with the inhabitants. They did provide economic assistance; for example, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were moved from camps to new homes. This stimulated protests from Egypt, which had done nothing for the refugees when it controlled the area.

Arabs were given freedom of movement. They were allowed to travel to and from Jordan. In 1972, elections were held in the West Bank. Women and non-landowners, unable to participate under Jordanian rule, were now permitted to vote.

Sounds like life would have been alright for Arabs if they would have been more tolerant of Jews, and the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran hadn't happened the way it did to produce a fascist islamic regime.

[edit on 15-1-2010 by john124]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 05:00 AM

[edit on 15-1-2010 by john124]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 05:11 AM
Never forget the USS Liberty, that's the only thing us Americans should have learned from in that war.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 06:18 AM
June 5th is known as the Night Of The Watcher.

I always think it is interesting when major events happen on June 5th.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 06:57 AM
reply to post by Haydn_17

As you didn't write this thread, shouldn't you link sources?

[edit on 15/1/10 by blupblup]

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