Sunday, 5 June 2011

Arab-Israeli War of 1967

There are many videos about the Israeli-Arab wars. This is the first of two series that I selected to post. Each contains views from both sides. I suspect the truth is somewhere in between. One thing for sure, there will never be peace unless the uncontrollable hatred is dealt with. To take a line from a quote by Golda Meir, before there will be peace, the Arab world must learn to love their children more than they hate the Jews--and so it is until today.

Years prior to 1967 Israel knew that they would be faced with an attack~most likely from more than one border. Knowing that they would be out-manned and out-gunned they had to rely upon their intelligence, rigid training and inventive minds. Such things as insuring sufficient water for their troops in the desert were enough to tip the scales.  In fact, many of the Egyptian troops died during their retreat as they had to trek through the desert without water!

Even though Israel did not have the equivalent in modern tank power they took what they could get--WWII Sherman tanks--and modified them. They used intelligence to find a way through the sand "around" the Egyptian troops. And they trained, and trained and trained some more.

There are many stories, many reasons, many opinions. That fact is, Israel has been under attack from day one. They knew another assault was coming and in this instance, they were prepared.

1967 Six Day War~Part 1 of 6

1967 Six Day War~Part 2 of 6

1967 Six Day War~Part 3 of 6

1967 Six Day War~Part 4 of 6

1967 Six Day War~Part 5 of 6

1967 Six Day War~Part 6 of 6

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