King Hussein of Jordan, a figure who often aligns with Western interests, surprisingly joins Nasser in his alliance against Israel, fearing Nasser’s physical and ideological aggressiveness. The move adds to Israel’s encirclement by its Arab neighbors, driving the Israeli government to decide to take the military initiative away from numerically superior forces. Israel attacks Egyptian airfields on June 4, 1967, with the war against its Arab foes ending victoriously in favor of Israel within six days.
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