The Six Day War: A Fifty Year Retrospective
The following program was co-presented by ADL and the LBJ Presidential Library at 92Y on April 2, 2017.
Six Days that Shook the World: The War and How it Began
What long term and immediate causes prompted the war? Could it have been avoided? What was the impact of the Cold War? These questions and others will be examined from the perspectives of Israelis, the Palestinians, the international community, and the wider Arab world.
Lasting Effects: How the War Transformed the Middle East -
The 1967 Six Day War altered the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East. Its aftermath has defined the contours of the Arab-Israeli conflict, inter-Arab politics, Israeli politics and US relations with the region since. How has the outcome of the war shaped U.S. diplomacy, the political landscape of the region, and efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts?
Introductory Remarks: Lynda Johnson Robb
Panelists: Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute
Dr. Anita Shapira, Professor Emerita, Tel Aviv University; Founder, Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Kenneth W. Stein, Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israeli Studies, Emory University