Israel and the Messiah’s ass

On the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War Moshé Machover looks at the background and consequences

Much has been written about the sequence of events leading to the June 1967 Six-Day War: the series of missteps through which Egypt’s president Gamal Abdel Nasser stumbled into the fatal trap of a war he had not intend to fight.1 The course of the war is also well documented: the crushing defeat of Egypt - sealed in the first few hours of the war, when virtually the entire Egyptian airforce was destroyed on the ground, like a badling of sitting ducks - followed by the defeat of Jordan and Syria, which subsequently got sucked into the war.2

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