The 6 Days WAR: The THIRD Arab-Israeli WAR

Living Through History

Nov 13 2023 • 16 mins

THE SIX DAYS: In June 1967, the Israeli General Staff orders a preemptive lightning war as a response to the blockade of the Straits of Tiran. At the peak of a long-standing standoff between the Arab powers and the Jewish state, the IDF's strategy drastically alters the political and military geography of the region. The Six-Day War (known in Arabic as "al Naksa," meaning "the defeat") initiates a prolonged period of confrontations and clashes, giving rise to terrorism and setting off a domino effect across the entire Middle East.

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Script: Federico Bettuzzi
Production: Giovanni Zorzi