By Guy Laron

An enchanting, big-picture historical past that examines the Six-Day warfare, its motives, and its enduring outcomes opposed to its international context

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the center East. Many students have documented how the Six-Day struggle spread out, yet little has been performed to provide an explanation for why the clash occurred in any respect. As we technique its 50th anniversary, man Laron refutes the commonly approved trust that the struggle was once in simple terms the results of local friction, revealing the an important roles performed by means of American and Soviet rules within the face of an encroaching worldwide monetary challenge, and restoring Syria’s usually missed centrality to occasions prime as much as the hostilities.
The Six-Day warfare successfully sowed the seeds for the downfall of Arab nationalism, the expansion of Islamic extremism, and the animosity among Jews and Palestinians. during this vital new paintings, Laron’s clean interdisciplinary viewpoint and vast archival learn provide an important reassessment of a conflict—and the trigger-happy generals at the back of it—that keeps to form the fashionable world.

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