Islam’s Assault on the West

In the 1960s Europe made a fateful decision. In the ’50s, Europe and Israel were friends. Britain supplied main battle tanks and the French sold light tanks and fighter bombers. They saw in Israel an embattled outpost of Western ideals in a blighted, backward Middle East. Then, in the ’60s, before the Six Day War, … Read moreIslam’s Assault on the West

The Six Day War: Aftermath

The Six Day War stunned the world. The tiny country of Israel had successfully fought off the most powerful armies of the Arab world and tripled its territory. The Soviet Union’s attempt to unite the Arab world under its leadership was given an embarrassing defeat. In response, a humiliated Arab world expelled their Jewish citizenry, … Read moreThe Six Day War: Aftermath

The Six Day War: Day Six

It’s the last day of the war. Pressure was building to finish the conflict, from the outside and from the inside. The Soviets were worried that a total collapse of the Syrian army would irreparably damage their influence in the region. The Arab countries were screaming bloody murder about Israeli aggression. The Europeans were disconcerted … Read moreThe Six Day War: Day Six