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Forty Years Ago the Six-Day War Began

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By Jim Teeple

Forty years ago Tuesday, June 5, the 1967 Arab-Israeli War began. Lasting just six days, the war was an unqualified victory for Israel and a complete defeat for the armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Nowhere did the war have a greater impact than in Jerusalem, where - 40 years later - the future of this historic city and its residents remains unresolved.

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* © Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser discussing the United Nation's rôle during the Suez canal crisis in december 1956 with then UN's Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld.

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