1967 War

Following an increased verbal barrage from Arab capitals threatening its destruction, coupled with the massive remilitarization of Sinai with Egyptian troops and a blockade of its southern port of Elat, Israel preemptively struck Egypt and Syria on June 5. In six days Israel executed a lightning victory. It secured control over the Golan Heights, Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank including all of Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. It increased its territorial size five-fold and found itself unexpectedly in control of more than one million Palestinians. Israelis and world Jewry sensed euphoria from the victory. However, as a result of the war, no Arab-Israeli negotiations took place, with Arab states even more adamant of not making peace or negotiating with Israel. Two political streams in Israel slowly emerged—one that wanted to settle in the newly acquired territories, and a second that sought to relinquish them for treaties with Arab states.

Books

Bashan, Refaʼel, and Ohad Zemorah. The Victory: The Six-Day War of 1967. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1968.

Brecher, Michael, and Benjamin Geist. Decisions in Crisis: Israel, 1967 and 1973. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.

Dishon, Daniel. Middle East Record, 1967, Transaction Books, 1967

Donovan, Robert J. Six Days in June: Israel’s Fight for Survival. New York: New American Library, 1967.

Gawrych, George W. The Albatross of Decisive Victory: War and Policy between Egypt and Israel in the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Gluska, Ami. The 1967 War Israeli Military and the Origins of the 1967 War: Government, Armed Forces and Defence Policy 1963-67, Routledge,  (Middle Eastern Military Studies),  2006.

Hay, Jeff. The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2013.

Oren, Michael B. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

McNamara, Robert. Britain, Nasser and the Balance of Power in the Middle East, 1952-1967: From the Egyptian Revolution to the Six-Day War. London: Frank Cass, 2003.

Mutawi, Samir A. Jordan in the 1967 War, Cambridge, 1987.

Rikhye, Indar Jit. The Sinai Blunder: Withdrawal of the United Nations Emergency Force Leading to the Six-Day War of June 1967. London: Cass, 1980.

Ro’i, Yaacov, and Boris Morozov. The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008.

Safran, Nadav. From War to War: The Arab-Israeli Confrontation, 1948-1967 (NY: Pegasus, 1969.

Segev, Tom. 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2007.

Shalom, Zaki. The Role of US Diplomacy in the Lead-up to the Six Day War: Balancing Moral Commitments and National Interests. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2012.

Shemesh, Moshe. Arab Politics, Palestinian Nationalism and the Six Day War: The Crystallization of Arab Strategy and Nasir’s Descent to War, 1957-1967. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2008.

Shlaim, Avi, and William Roger Louis. The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: Origins and Consequences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict; the 1967 Campaign. New York: Scribner, 1968.

US Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, Arab-Israeli Crisis and War, Six Days of War, June 5-June 11, 1967, Volume XIX, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v19/ch2

Articles

Ajami, Fouad. “How the 1967 Six-Day War Reshaped the Mideast,” US News and World Report, June 3, 2007.

Burrowes, Robert, and Muzzio Douglas. “The Road to the Six Day War: Towards an Enumerative History of Four Arab States and Israel, 1965-67.” The Journal of Conflict Resolution 16, no. 2 (June 1972): 211-26.

Cohen, Avner. “Cairo, Dimona, and the June 1967 War.” Middle East Journal 50.2 (1996): 190-210.

Cohen, Raymond. “Intercultural Communication between Israel and Egypt: Deterrence Failure before the Six-Day War.” Review of International Studies 14.1 (January 1988): 1-16.

Dawn, C. E. “The Egyptian Remilitarization of Sinai, May 1967.” Journal of Contemporary History 3. 3 (July 1968): 201-24.

Gat, Moshe. “Nasser and the Six Day War, 5 June 1967: A Premeditated Strategy or an Inexorable Drift to War?” Israel Affairs, 11.4, October 2005: 608-635.

Gat, Moshe. “On the Use of Air Power and Its Effect on the Outbreak of the Six Day War.” The Journal of Military History 68.4 (2004): 1187-215.

Gawrych, G. W. “The Egyptian Military Defeat of 1967.” Journal of Contemporary History 26.2 (1991): 277-305.

Geist, Benjamin. “A Question of Survival.” International Journal 28. 4 (1973): 630-47.

Gera, Gideon. “Israel and the June 1967 War: 25 Years Later.” Middle East Journal 46.2 (1992): 229-43.

Israel Government Yearbook 1967-1968/5728. “The Six Day War.” March 1968: 166-182.

Gluska, Ami. “Israel’s Decision To Go To War, June 2, 1967.” Meria Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 2007).

Hershberg, James G. “The Soviet Block and The Aftermath of the June 1967 War,Wilson Center (no date).

Hertzberg, Arthur. “Jewish Identification after the Six-Day War.” Jewish Social Studies 31.3 (July 1969): 267-71.

Kanovsky, E. “The Economic Aftermath of the Six Day War.” Middle East Journal 22.2 (1968): 131-43.

McNamara, R. “Britain, Nasser and the Outbreak of the Six Day War.” Journal of Contemporary History 35.4 (2000): 619-39.

Monk, Daniel B. “Diskotel 1967: Israel and the Western Wall in the Aftermath of the Six Day War.” Anthropology and Aesthetics,48 (2005): 166-78.

Mor, B. D. “Nasser’s Decision-Making in the 1967 Middle East Crisis: A Rational-Choice Explanation.” Journal of Peace Research 28. 4 (1991): 359-75.

Oren, Michael B. “The Revelations of 1967: New Research on the Six Day War and Its Lessons for the Contemporary Middle East.” Israel Studies 10.2 (2005): 1-14.

Parker, Richard B. “The June 1967 War: Some Mysteries Explored.” Middle East Journal 46.2 (1992): 177-97.

Peretz, Don. “Israel’s New Arab Dilemma.” Middle East Journal 22. 1 (1968): 45-57.

Popp, Roland. “Stumbling Decidedly into the Six-Day War.” Middle East Journal 2 (2006): 281-309.

Quandt, William B. “Lyndon Johnson and the June 1967 War: What Color was the Light?,” Middle East Journal, 46.2 (1992), pp. 198-228.

Shemesh, Moshe. “Prelude to the Six-Day War: The Arab-Israeli Struggle Over Water Resources.” Israel Studies 9.3 (2004): 1-45.

Zisser, Eyal. “June 1967: Israel’s Capture of the Golan Heights.” Israel Studies  7.1 (2002): 168-94.