The PLO and the Six-Day War

Hit the Beach, Marines But Mind the Sunbathers, Alasdair Soussi, Jerusalem Report, June 10, 2008.
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Hit the Beach, Marines But Mind the Sunbathers, Alasdair Soussi, Jerusalem Report, June 10, 2008.

Turning the clock back 50 years, when Washington invoked the Eisenhower Doctrine and sent in the Marines to thwart the forces of international communism in Lebanon As Hizballah demonstrated its political and military dominance over Lebanon in early May, it’s doubtful that anyone in the Bush Administration seriously even entertained the thought that American military […]

The PLO and the Six-Day War, 1957-1967
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The PLO and the Six-Day War, 1957-1967

Overview The Story, 1948-1980, MyJewishLearning.com. Primary sources Letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Edward L.R. Elson, July 31, 1958. Address by Israel’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Abba Eban in the United Nations Security Council, June 6, 1967. The Khartoum Resolutions, September 1, 1967. United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, Nov. 22, 1967. Newspaper articles Egyptian Troops […]

Israel after 1967
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Israel after 1967

Golda Meir and John F. Kennedy, Dec. 27, 1962.
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Golda Meir and John F. Kennedy, Dec. 27, 1962.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, Nov. 22, 1967.
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United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, Nov. 22, 1967.

Cyclostyled sheet marked for general distribution (within the UN presumably). It calls for i. Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict; ii. Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and […]

Cover of Arabic Book
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Cover of Arabic Book

The Arab Design for Israel’s Annihilation: The Record of Aggression, 1958-1967.
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The Arab Design for Israel’s Annihilation: The Record of Aggression, 1958-1967.

Click here for more on Arab Nationalism. 10 January 1960, Radio Cairo- “The Arab people await the hour of the holy march…Gaza will be the base of this march.” 2 February 1960, Radio Cairo- “We are getting ready for the decisive battle, and, at the right moment, we will strike with power and with speed. […]

Egyptian Troops Arrive in Syria, Oct. 14, 1957.
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Egyptian Troops Arrive in Syria, Oct. 14, 1957.

Damascus- The Syrian press, welcoming the arrival of Egyptian troops in the country, today [October 14] reported on an “open warning” from the Syrian army chief of staff, General Afif Bizri, to Turkey and Israel against attacking Syria. “Imperialism, which is massing troops along our northern and southern borders, should know today that any anti-Syrian […]

The Khartoum Resolutions, September 1, 1967.
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The Khartoum Resolutions, September 1, 1967.

1. The conference has affirmed the unity of Arab ranks, the unity of joint action and the need for coordination and for the elimination of all differences. The Kings, Presidents and representatives of the other Arab Heads of State at the conference have affirmed their countries’ stand by and implementation of the Arab Solidarity Charter […]

August 1967, Financial Times, November 29-30 2003.
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August 1967, Financial Times, November 29-30 2003.

When the Arab leaders convened in Khartoum in August, the first item on their agenda was the resumption of war, and their final communiqué incorporated three No’s- no peace, no negotiations with Israel, and no recognition. In Israel, meanwhile, the electorate grew to like the fact that the new borders placed their cities beyond the […]