Israel's gains in the 1967 war

The Yom Kippur War (Oct. 1973)

Polarization and Terrorism: 1967 and its Aftermath
History 300 / October 15, 2013

I. Introduction: UN forces and conflict stabilization (UNEF, UNFICYP)
II. Lining up the sides: the Six Day War (June 1967)
            A. Before the war, tentative alignments
                       1. Radicals try to equate “Zionism” and “imperialism”
                       2. Israel seeks security guarantees from US
            B. Nasser tires of the UN’s fetters
            C. Israel’s lightning victory
                       1. Warsaw Pact expresses solidarity w/ Arabs
                       2. The Western camp divided
III. The superpowers and the Middle Eastern states
            A. UNSC Resolution 242 (Nov. 1967)
            B. The difficulty of controlling “clients”
                       1. Sadat turns against the Soviets
                       2. Israel starts to colonize conquered territories
            C. War in 1973: the last of its kind
                       1. Henry Kissinger’s “shuttle diplomacy”
                       2. Syria as the lone holdout
IV. A stateless people and international terrorism
            A. The Palestine Liberation Organization (est. 1964)
            B. Airline hijackings
            C. Spectacular terror attacks
                        1. “Black September”: Palestinians vs. Jordan (1970)
                        2. The Munich Olympics massacre (Sept. 1972)
                        3. Raid on OPEC meeting in Vienna (Dec. 1975)
            D. “Domestic” terrorists in the West
            E. International cooperation against terrorism
                        1. Multilateral law enforcement
                        2. UN reluctance (in 1970s) to condemn terrorism
                        3. U.S., Israel pursue unilateral military responses


UNSC Resolution 242 (Nov. 1967)

GHWB telegram on terrorism resolution
(Dec. 1972)