Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Judaism 101 - Six Day War - A Glossary of Basic Jewish Terms and Concepts - OU.ORG: "News from the Middle East during May, 1967 was very frightening. Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of Egypt, had moved 100,000 troops and 1,000 tanks into the Sinai Peninsula, right on the southern border of Israel. On May 17, he closed the Tehran Straits, an act of war, effectively cutting Israel off from the Red Sea, and from its access to oil. The United Nations Emergency Force was evicted by Egypt, and Egyptians and the entire Arab world were delirious with joy at the prospect of driving Israel, G-d Forbid, into the Sea. I remember the morning of June 5, 1967, when the terrifying sound of gunfire in Jerusalem was carried on radio and television. "
Posted by Stephen Sanders at 3:15 PM