Days before the outbreak of the June 1967 War, Israel’s UN Ambassador presents a detailed outline of events that would lead to the war. Highlighting the acts of hostility perpetrated by Israel’s neighboring Arab states, specifically those of Egypt (under President Nasser), Rafael presents a case for Israel’s need to defend itself. Using historical context and precedence, the speech places the rising crescendo of belligerency against Israel in the context of events as they unfolded from early May1967. (source)
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