The Six Day War of 1967Dominic,Charlotte, Taylor,Isabelle

The Six Day War
of 1967
June 5-10, 1967
Arab Points of Contention
Syrian and Israeli tensions rise with
Nasser’s pact with Syria
Israel attacks Jordan in response to
the Egyptian-Syrian pact
Soviets release false report that
Israel planned to attack Syria
Arab Points of Contention
Inter Arab struggle for influence and
power- Nasser and Hussein insult
each other and encourage the
conflict to escalate.
Inter Arab conflict for power rose
between Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and
Iraq, creating tension
Israeli Points of Contention
The al-Fatah terror group, with
Syrian support, attack Israel
New Syrian Baathist regime made
the destruction of Israel their
primary goal
Syria shells Israel in July of 1966only one of numerous Arab-Israeli
attacks leading up to the war
Israeli Points of Contention
Egypt mobilizes tens of thousands of
troops into Sinai
Egypt closes straits of Tiran- cuts off
Israel’s supply of oil from Iran
Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria,
and Lebanon deploy over 230,000
troops to the Israeli border
Key Players
Gamal Nasser- President of Egypt during conflict.
Did not intend to go to war but his aims of
gaining power gave him the primary blame for
starting the Six Day War- Gave Israel no
alternative but to fight.
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)- provided
military and economic assistance to Palestinian
resistance groups
King Hussein of Jordan- had personal conflict with
Nasser that rose tension but ended up signing a
mutual defense pact with Nasser
Key Battles
Day 1: June 5th, Israel destroys most
of the Egyptian air force in raids.
Jordan, Syria, and Iraq attack Israel.
Day 3: June 7th, Israel gains control
over Jerusalem and breaks the
blockade on the Straits of Tiran
Day 6: June 10th, Israel takes control
of the Golan Heights and a ceasefire
is declared.
Outcome of the Conflict
Israel came out ahead after the six
day war. They controlled East
Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Sinai
Desert, and the Golan Heights.
Also enjoyed the support of Western
After suffering great loses, the Arabs
were motivated to continue to
struggle against the Israelis.
Resolution 242 resulted from the
aftermath of the war. This resolution
proposed ideas of how to execute
peace between Arabs and Israelis.
Works Cited
The Arab-Israeli Conflict By T.G
The Arab-Israeli Conflict By Kirsten
E. Schulze
A PowerPoint by Charlotte Larson,
Taylor Schlichting, Isabelle Cetas,
Dominic Galen, Isabel Dammann