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The Six Day War of 1967 was caused by years of tension in the region and the victor in this war was Israel.

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The Six Day War of 1967 was caused by years of tension in the region and the victor in this war was Israel. The Arab states that united against Israel were wealthier because of oil and had the resources to gain a superior arsenal of weapons but were defeated by the Israeli military. A simple person can look at this evidence and deduce that the Arab states should have won but what was it that changed the expected outcome? One reason is that the Israeli Air Force struck first and effectively. Next, the miscommunication between the Egyptian leaders and the Jordanian leaders caused the entrance of Jordan into the war with an incorrect view of the situation. ...read more.


From the creation of Israel by the United Nations it has received aid from other nations which has given Israel an advantage. The Israeli Air Force was given many planes by the United States as well as superior weaponry including long range missiles. The Israeli Air Force struck first and powerfully with their attack in the Egyptian Air Force and their air fields which virtually disabled the ability for the Egyptians to get any planes off the ground. This attack was successful because of the superiority of the Israeli Air Force as well as it was on the first day of fighting This was a surprise attack from the Israeli Air Force and started the war with an important victory for the Israeli military as it disabled the strongest air force in the region thus giving them air superiority throughout the rest of the war. ...read more.


King Hussein of Jordan followed this information up with an attack on Israel from Jordan. This miscommunication of the Egyptians and the Jordanians gave the United Arab Nations a confidence in the outcome of the battle when in actuality the fight was far from over: in fact, the battle was not even close. As Israel was pinned between these three nations-all of which wanted the simple annihilation of the nation-it was faced with the decision to fight or be killed. Israel chose to fight for their lives; to fight for their sovereignty. This position is one which nations never hope to find themselves in, yet this 20 year old nation was faced with this dilemma. 1 Abraham Rabinovich, The War Nobody Wanted - 30 Years After. JPost 1997 2 Michael B. Oren, Six Days of War. Presidio Press 2003 ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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