The Six Day Way in 1967 between Israel and the Arabs

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Israel was a peaceful nation that didn't promote for war and tried to gain peace treaties. Because of the Six Day War, Israel actually gained more than what they expected. The Six Day War turned out to be for the good and it back-fired on the Arabs. The United States of America helped Israel defeat the Arabs and other nations against the Israelis to succeed in the war. We all know about the racism towards that country and it is believable that there were so many enemies against Israel because of this intolerance. In six days, Israel won military victories that changed the face of the Middle East.

The Six Day War of 1967 was between Israel and the Arabs and the cause was believed to be started by Nassar, the President of Egypt. He allied with all the surrounding nations and it was his decision to close the Straits to Tiran, a place where Israel was shipped in their goods, and that lead to Israel having no choice but to fight back.

1 Nassar did not intend on starting war, secretly he was just trying to prove to the Jordanians, Saudis, and Syrians that he was the champion and best leader of the Middle East. It was meant to be as a good impression, but got out of hand and led to war. 2

President Gamal Abdel Nasser quotes:

---"Our basic aim will be to destroy Israel. We

have fully resolved to wipe Israel off the map." 3

Levi Eshkol, a 72 year old man, was a Prime and Defense Minister that took over the military defense for Israel. People liked him and it was a sigh of relief to hear he was in charge of Israel's defense actions. 4 While Israel was celebrating their independence Day celebrations in...