Tuesday, June 07, 2011

44 years ago, today ...

(Via: Martin Kramer Sandbox):

"44 years ago today, on June 7, 1967, Israeli forces entered the Old City of Jerusalem and raced to the Western Wall and Temple Mount. One of the best descriptions appears in Michael Oren's book 'Six Days of War,' Kindle: http://t.co/pvKTqpU. At the link: documentary film from the day that changed the history of Israel and the Middle East."


This video

And this song, In praise of Jerusalem


A reminder of what might have been:


"We shall destroy Israel and its inhabitants," declared Palestine Liberation Organization leader Ahmad al-Shuqayri. "As for the survivors -- if there are any -- the boats are ready to deport them." A half-million Arab soldiers and more than 5,000 tanks converged on Israel from every direction, including the West Bank, then part of Jordan. Their plans called for obliterating Israel's army, conquering the country, and killing large numbers of civilians. Iraqi President Abdul Rahman Arif said the Arab goal was to wipe Israel off the map: "We shall, God willing, meet in Tel Aviv and Haifa."

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