June 11, 1967 CE – The Six Day War Ends

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June 11, 1967 CE – The Six Day War EndsRate this post For the first time in a week, the sun rose in peaceful skies around the Sinai Peninsula on June 11th,1967. The nation of Israel, surrounded by hostile armies from Egypt, Syria and Jordan, scored an impressive victory – tripling its land holdings in the region in very short order. Much of the territory that fills peace talks and news broadcasts today was claimed by the tiny Jewish state during this battle: the Gaza Strip, West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights remain within the contested Israeli borders still. Since 1949, tensions in the region had boiled over periodically […]