GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
June 5-10, 1967: The Six-Day War is fought between Israel and the Arab states.

Conflict ignites after three weeks of increasing tensions, including a massive Arab troop buildup in the Sinai Peninsula, as well as an Egyptian blockade of the Straits of Tiran in the Red Sea of ships to or from Israel. On June 5, 1967, Israel responds by launching a surprise attack on Egypt. Other Arab nations, including Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan, join Egypt in the fighting. Israel seizes the Golan Heights from Syria, Sinai and the Gaza Strip from Egypt, and East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan before a cease-fire is agreed upon.

PBS Ongoing Conflict /jan-june01/violence_5-31.html

Four authors discuss the continued fighting between the Israelis and Palestinians with NewsHour.

PBS Path to Peace /july-dec99/peace_12-15.html

Israeli-Syrian peace talks begin in Washington. They are the highest level negotiations ever conducted by the two nations. Experts discuss the possibilities. (December 1999)

PBS Battle for the Holy Land: Map /shows/holy/etc/map.html

This map of Israel shows the areas it took over following the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war in which Israel successfully launched a preemptive attack against Egyptian, Syrian, and Jordanian forces massed along its borders.

PBS Promising Peace Talks /features/july-dec99/israel-syria .htm

Peace talks between Israel and Syria

WWW The 1967 Six- Day War

A history of the Six-Day War between Israel and the Arab states