Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East

Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East

Jeremy Bowen

Suicide assaults on Israelis, bombings, assassinations, and bloodshed in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West financial institution dominate the inside track from the center East. it's the such a lot quarter in the world. At its center is the clash among Palestinians and Israelis - and the legacy of six days of conflict in 1967.

After the kingdom of Israel emerged from battle in 1948, each side knew extra battles have been coming. In June 1967, years of slow-burning rigidity exploded. In six remarkable days, Israel destroyed the defense force of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. yet faraway from bringing peace, as many Israelis was hoping, their wonderful victory changed into a curse.

From the preliminary conflict order issued to the Israeli air strength on Monday June five, 1967 to the ultimate ceasefire at the night of Saturday the tenth, the Six-Day struggle was once a riveting human drama. development on his first-hand adventure of the quarter after his 5 years because the BBC's center East Correspondent, in addition to large unique learn, Jeremy Bowen provides a compelling new historical past of the clash. Six Days recreates day-to-day, hour through hour, the bullying and brinckmanship that led 4 international locations to struggle, interweaving tales of fighters from either side in a continuing narrative.

A rigorous and unique piece of contemporary heritage is as brilliant as fiction, Six Days not just sheds new gentle on one of many key conflicts of the 20 th century, it explains a lot in regards to the heart East and the issues the zone nonetheless faces today.

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