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In this episode of ‘Viewpoint,’ AEI’s Danielle Pletka sits down with Elliott Abrams (Council on Foreign Relations) for the first of three conversations about the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Elliott discusses his thoughts on this major turning point in the Middle East and how it has shaped the world today.
The Six-Day War, otherwise known as the June War, between Israel and its neighbors, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, marked a turning point in how Arab countries would see the Jewish state for the next half century, and had lasting implications for US-Middle East relations more broadly. Despite being heavily outnumbered and out-armed, Israel won the war, which lasted from June 5 – 10, 1967. Israel seized control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, and the Golan Heights from Syria. All of these, besides the Sinai Peninsula, remain disputed territories today.
This conversation originally aired on the AEI YouTube Channel.
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