Sign posted in the Lydda Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel, circa 1967.

In 1967, Egypt, Syria and Jordan were massing troops for another attempt to achieve the liberation of Palestine, inflaming Israeli fears of being overrun. A large number of Israeli civilians left the country to stay with relatives in Europe and North America until the crisis passed.

On June 5, Israel launched simultaneous air attacks against airbases in Egypt, Syria and Jordan. During the six days that followed, Israel totally defeated the Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian forces arrayed against it, and expanded its territory 200%. At the ceasefire, Israeli forces would hold the Golan Heights, the West Bank of the Jordan River, the Old City of Jerusalem, and all of the Sinai and the east bank of the Suez Canal.

Information on the Six-Days War gleaned from The 1993 Information Please Almanac.

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