[June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries.
With Israel’s miraculous victory in defense of its homeland, the war was a pivotal event in the history of the Middle East and of the Jewish people.
Many of the issues featured in the news today trace their beginnings to the Six Day War—the “two state solution”].
Fifty years after the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel’s military archives have released a partial soundtrack — the IAF’s (Israel Air Force) realtime communications — of the opening, decisive airstrikes in which the Israeli air force destroyed over 400 Egyptian and Syrian planes on the ground, and put 20 Arab airfields out of action. Almost the entire Israeli air force was involved, with just 12 Mirage jets kept back to protect the country.