June 5, 1967 – June 10, 1967
The Six-Day War was fought between June 5th and 10th, 1967, by Israel against the more populous and well-armed neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, who were all cheered on by all the Arab/Moslem states, were heeding Egypt’s President Abdul Nasser’s bloodthirsty calls for Israel’s annihilation.
Against all odds, Israel succeeded in astonishingly lightning strikes that brought about the liberation and unification of Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria (the West Bank of the Jordan River-while the East Bank is comprised of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan). Israel also captured the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, all ancient Jewish Commonwealth lands.
For most of the ignoramus academics and journalists, mostly blinded by lies and Leftism ideology, the Six Day War is when the history of the Israel/Arab conflict began. For them it is Jewish land grab of Arab “Palestinian” land, and an ensuing “occupation.” They sing slogans of vile disservice of facts and truth.
The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, the suggested partitions of Palestine in 1922 and 1947, the 1948 Israel’s War of Independence, the illegal occupation of Judea and Samaria by Jordan for 19 years, in which Jordan trashed every single Jewish shrine in the area, kicked all the Jews out of the illegally occupied Jerusalem and limited access to Christian tourists, are all air-brushed, are all washed away as if they never happened.
The Three Nos
Furthermore, Israel’s immediate offer to return all territories was categorically rebuffed by The Khartoum Resolution of 1 September 1967. The Arab League summit was convened in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and was attended by eight Arab heads of state: Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Kuwait, and Sudan. The resolution is famous for containing (in the third paragraph) what became known as the “Three No’s”: “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with the Jewish State.”
In the aftermath of the Six-Day War, on November 22, 1967, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 (S/RES/242) was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council. It was adopted under Chapter VI of the UN Charter.
UNSC 242 states: “Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in recent conflict.” The word ‘all’ was deliberately omitted regarding territories.
It further calls for “Termination of all states of belligerency and acknowledgement of the sovereignty of every state in the region to live within secure and recognized boundaries.”
By relinquishing the Sinai peninsula (23,166 square miles) and Gaza (140.0 square miles) Israel has returned 92% of all lands it captured in 1967 and fully met all of her Resolution 242 obligations AND gave all the Arabs, including those in Judea and Samaria, a life that is better and more free than in any other Arab nation.
God bless Israel – an amazing and inspiring democracy in every aspect possible.