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What were the key features of the Six Day War?

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked The Six Day War of 1967 proved the military dominance of Israel, as they were able to destroy 90% of Egypt?s air force while it was still grounded, and achieve aerial control within 2 days. This is one of the examples of the heightening of tensions in Arab-Israeli tensions, as both sides were mobilising for an attack before Israel launched the pre-emptive strike on the 5 May 1967. The Israelis were able to defeat all of the Arab neighbours in 6 days, proving the dominance of the Israeli military. ...read more.


However, after the defeat at Chinese Farm on the 15th of October 1973, the Arabs were again pushed back, and the Israeli forces came within 100km of Cairo. This links to how Israeli and Arab relations somewhat improved, as they seeked a resolution from this form of conflict, as can be seen by the Camp David Agreements of 1978. This may have been because it was now evident that Israel could not be defeated through war. In this, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat were able to sign a truce, and the Israeli agreed to withdraw from the Sinai as long as Egypt recognised the existence of the state of Israel, and reopened the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping. ...read more.


This permitted Yasser Arafat?s Palestinian Authority to gain some autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza, as long the Palestinians agreed to recognise the state of Israel. This further shows how relations changed in that they improved even further, as there were new compromises between the two sides. Overall, relations changed very far from 1967 to 1993, in that the masses of conflict had been replaced by a larger effort to resolve the issues and make truces. The largest change was most likely between 1973 and 1978, where the focus of the Arabs, specifically Egypt, changed from trying to defeat Israel through conflict, to instead making a compromise with them. ...read more.

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