The origins of the six-day war, which was fought between june 5 and june 10, 1967 by israel and the neighboring states of egypt jordan, and syria, include both longstanding and immediate issues at the time of the six-day war, the earlier foundation of israel, the resulting palestinian refugee issue, and israel's. With this syria joined, although with a delay of more than two decades, the historical process that took place in egypt and jordan after the six day war that process brought about a sea change in the attitude of the two arab states, and now syria as well, to the issue of the conflict with israel and the. Two months later, the un security council adopted resolution 242, calling for peace in exchange for israel's withdrawal from territories it began occupying during the war it was accepted by egypt, the most powerful arab state, as well as jordan fifteen years later, the arab states gathered at a 1982. On may 30, jordan's king hussein signed a defense pact with egypt and on june 4, iraq joined the military alliance with egypt, jordan and syria nearly 250,000 arab troops, more than 2,000 tanks and 700 aircraft were arrayed in battle formation along israel's borders arab leaders openly declared their intentions of. The world is about to mark the 50th anniversary of the june 1967 war between israel and egypt, jordan, and syria – a conflict that continues to stand out in a region with a modern history largely defined by violence the war lasted less than a week, but its legacy remains pronounced a half-century later. The egyptian, syrian and jordanian armies were decisively defeated, and israel captured the west bank from jordan, the gaza strip and the sinai peninsula michael b oren, phd, israeli ambassador to the united states, in an interview with fouad ajami and published in his 2003 book six days of war,. A war in 1967 between israel and its arab neighbors reshaped the modern middle east here's a look at key events during the six days of fighting june 5 israeli air attacks against egypt begin in the morning israel later begins air strikes in jordan and targets syria air force bases syria, jordan and iraq. Once again, after ten years, israel was directly confronted by egyptian forces along the frontier finally, nasser orchestrated a great arab alliance: in addition to the egyptian‑syrian military agreement of november 1966, he now signed pacts with jordan (may 30) and iraq (june 4) contingents arrived from other arab.
The arab world, which had been humiliated by the lopsided defeat of the egyptian-syrian-jordanian alliance during the six-day war, felt psychologically vindicated of other provisions of un security council resolution 242 as requested by jarring, egypt would then be ready to enter into a peace agreement with israel. The six-day war also known as the june war, 1967 arab–israeli war, or third arab–israeli war, was fought between june 5 and 10, 1967 by israel and the neighboring states of egypt (known at the time as the united arab republic), jordan, and syria relations between israel and its neighbours had never fully normalised. The 6 day war was fought between israel and the states of egypt, jordan and syria for exactly six days between june 5th to june 10th, 1967 in the days due to border disputes and skirmishes in june of 1967, an arab coalition force made up of egypt, syria, jordan, iraq, and kuwait, were planning on attacking israel. Four days after shukeiri, the first chairman of the palestine liberation organization, predicted the imminent annihilation of the state of israel, the israeli army launched a preemptive strike against the hostile nations of egypt, jordan and syria their attack followed several weeks of undisguised aggression, during which time.
An egyptian plot in 1967 to destroy israel backfired when israel struck first, destroying the forces of egypt, jordan, and syria, and taking un peacekeepers that had been stationed in the sinai since the suez crisis, and then moved tens of thousands of men, tanks, and artillery to his border with israel the following day. It has been said that the world is still living the seventh day of the six day war such was the case with the sinai desert, won by israel in 1967, which was the territorial asset that israel traded for a peace treaty with egypt, just a little more than a decade later a 'plastic moment' in history was missed. The six-day war between israel and its arab neighbors ends with a united nations-brokered cease-fire on may 30, jordan signed a mutual-defense treaty with egypt and syria, and other arab states, including iraq, kuwait, and algeria, sent troop contingents to join the arab coalition against israel with every sign of a. Day one of the war | six day war project jerusalem u war was coming what israel did next has become one of the most talked-about actions in the history of warfare but the next day palestine has been devided between jordan (west bank and western jerusalem) and egypt (gaza strip) in 1967.
The combatants in 1967 — israel, egypt, jordan and syria, as well as iraq and other arab states — were for the most part the same as those who fought in the first arab-israeli war of 1948, in which israel fought off an invasion by arab countries rhetoric in the days leading up to the six-day war also echoed that from 1948. On the same day, nasser proclaimed: the armies of egypt, jordan, syria, and lebanon are poised on the borders of israel to face the challenge, while standing behind us are the armies of iraq, algeria, kuwait, sudan, and the whole arab nation this act will astound the world today they will know that.
Between january and mid-may 1967, the meetings focused on syria between may 15 and june 4, the sc strove to comprehend the significance of unfolding events in egypt during the six days of june 5-10 it tried to remain in control of events, with only middling success on june 11, 1967, having had. On june 5, 1967, just three weeks after it marked the 19th anniversary of its founding, the state of israel went to war with the armies of neighbouring egypt, syria and jordan what would come to be known to israelis as the six-day war and to arabs as the june war, saw the defeat of three of the mightiest. Had egyptian president gamal abdel nasser not fallen for a false soviet warning of israeli troop concentrations along the syrian border and deployed his nuri said, a long-time iraqi prime minister, made this suggestion at a 1936 meeting with chaim weizmann while transjordan's king abdullah of the.
The un security council called for a cease-fire on june 7 that was immediately accepted by israel and jordan egypt accepted the following day syria held out, however, and continued to shell villages in northern israel on june 9 israel launched an assault on the fortified golan heights, capturing it from syrian forces after. In many respects a conflict of the cold war, the six-day war redrew the map of the middle east, confirming israel as a regional power and ending the notion that the new state could be swept away by the strength of the arab armies and while it opened the way to peace with jordan and egypt, it inaugurated a. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy which has been with us since 1948 our goal is clear -- to wipe israel off the map on june 4, iraq joined the military alliance with egypt, jordan and syria the arab rhetoric was matched by the mobilization of arab forces approximately 465,000 troops, more than 2,800 tanks,.
Xi the six-day war introduction on 15 may 1967, israel celebrated its 19th day of independence the celebrations were attuned to a minor key the economy had not yet recovered from a recession that had afflicted it the year before tension on the border with syria had risen incessantly,. The armed conflict between israel and the coalition of egypt, jordan, syria, iraq, and algeria had taken place between june 5 and june 10, 1967 in the very beginning of the war, the young israeli state managed to destroy most of the egyptian aviation and then swiftly occupied the sinai peninsula, the. One day after israel's declaration of independence, a coalition of arab forces from surrounding countries egypt, lebanon, syria, jordan and iraq invaded palestine the war in palestine transformed from a civil war between the jews and the arabs in palestine into the first arab-israeli war and generated the palestinian. The besieged nation planned to set off the atomic weapon atop a mountain in the sinai peninsula as a warning to egyptian and arab forces with the hope of intimidating them into backing off the revelation could undermine israel's decades-long policy of nuclear ambiguity but the operation was never.