June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. We are excited to share the first of the 12-part series with you, which describes the regional atmosphere in 1967 and the events that precipitated the breakout of war.
The war was a pivotal event in the history of the Middle East, the Jewish people, and Israel-Diaspora relations. Through a series of 12 videos, the 6 Day War Project uses archival footage to show how the dramatic and suspenseful events of 1967 transformed the State of Israel.
We will be sharing these short videos, co-sponsored by Jewish Federations of North America, which track the events of May and June 1967 as they unfolded 50 years ago. They cover the ramp up to war and go on to chronicle the events that took place on each of the six days.
The series concludes with several segments that cover the events that followed, examining the immediate and long term aftermaths of this iconic chapter in the history of the Jewish state.
Stay tuned for the 2nd video!
To learn more about the project, please visit sixdaywarproject.org.