Making known what the US, with Israel’s help, infamously attempted to engineer fifty years ago, and by pressurising the current US administration to come clean about this blot on their history, might – just might – help efforts towards peace in the region.
Keeping tightly secret its discreditable role in aiding and abetting Israel in 1967 has meant the United States has been unable to forcefully challenge that country’s most extreme policies.
Because Israel – acting as the US’s proxy – was the main protagonist in the War meant it knew all the skeletons. A little arm twisting here or a reminder there is probably all that was needed to stifle any US pressure, and keep flowing into Israel’s coffers billions of dollars in aid and arms.
This pressure – this guilty secret – explains why the US has always been so feeble in pressing Israel’s leaders to implement UN Resolution 242, requiring the handing back of captured territory and returning the area to its pre-1967 boundaries. And why the US has been equally half-hearted in discouraging Israel’s construction of Jewish in the West Bank.
This outlines the political dimension to the events described here, but that is not the only important element. What is also revealed is a war crime – committed jointly, and in collusion, by both the United States and Israel.
I have used the words evil, sordid, wicked and dishonourable. None are an exaggeration. To illustrate this, we need to travel back to the afternoon of June 8 1967.
In summation, this book is obliged to argue that countless history books are wrong. The Six Day War in 1967 is almost universally described as a triumph for its victor, Israel.
This is a highly controversial thesis and to make the case it is necessary to address many different facets before, during and after the War.
Some events can be discerned in plain sight. They are recorded by historians but only become significant when the hidden story is added into the mix.
One is a seemingly inconsequential snippet is a meeting that took place Yitzhak Rabin and the revered former Israeli leader – Ben Gurion…
This book assembles elements like this along with hard evidence from eye witnesses of for example to the nuclear attack on Cairo – amazingly, such accounts are brushed aside by some researchers because they do not fit with cosy consensus.