June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. We are sharing with you a 12-part video series entitled Countdown to the Six Day War Project. These videos, co-sponsored by The Jewish Federations of North America, track the events of May and June 1967, cover the conditions leading up to the war, and chronicle the events that took place on the six days of battle.
In the Six Day War, Israel defeated the armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, securing defensible borders and subsequently offering to exchange land for peace. In the last video of the mini-series, learn how Israel has tried to obtain peace with its neighbors over the past 50 years.
The war was a pivotal event in the history of the Middle East, the Jewish people, and Israel-Diaspora relations. The Six Day War Project depicts through film the dramatic and suspenseful events of 1967 that transformed the State of Israel.
The series concludes with several segments that examine the immediate effects of the war and long-term aftermath of this iconic chapter in the history of the Jewish state.
To learn more, please visit sixdaywarproject.org.