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6 day war
8 months ago
278 Israelis killed in Palestinian fedayeen attacks.
Egyptian President Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal.
Sinai Campaign results in U.N. Peacekeeping Force and U.S. guaranteeing Israel's freedom of passage through the Straits of Tiran.
Israel begins work on the National Water Carrier Project.
Arab leaders unite to plan destruction of Israel.
Syria begins Arab plan to divert the Jordan River headwaters.
Nasser, upstaged by Syrian-sponsored anti-Israel terror, ramps up threats to Israel.
New Syrian Baathist regime sets destruction of Israel as primary goal.
Syria shells Israel. Israel Air Force downs Syrian MiG-21.
Egypt and Syria sign mutual defense pact.
Attacks against Israel increase sharply.
Samu raid by Israel to stop Palestinian terror backfires.
Hussein publicly insults Nasser.
3 Arab attacks (Syrian tank fire, mines, more than 200 mortar shells, Palestinian terror attacks) heighten anxiety in Israel.
Israel responds to intensive Syrian shelling into Israeli DMZ.
After fourteen attacks, Israeli PM Eshkol warns Syria of retaliation.
USSR plants disinformation about Israeli attack on Syria.
Egypt mobilizes thousands of its troops in and around the Suez Canal. Nasser finds no Israeli buildup, but continues massing troops.
Egypt moves into Sinai, demands U.N. peacekeepers withdraw.
Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping. President Johnson of the United States calls blockade illegal and disastrous for peace.
U.S. President Johnson warns Israel not to attack first.
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