Hi friends! Earlier today I participated in a conference call with Michael Oren (Deputy Minister of Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office and former Israeli Ambassador to the US). It was one of five calls that will take place with various Israeli experts this week, discussing not only the Six Day War, but Israel’s standing in the world today.
These calls, hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), exclusively for AIPAC members, was off the record. So, though that prohibits me from reporting directly about the conversation, I want to share other resources that may be of interest to you.
Oren, a very astute expert on Israeli history, wrote an opinion piece that appears in today’s Newsweek, entitled How the Six Day War Safeguarded Israel as the Middle East’s Democratic Anchor, in which he provides fascinating insight into today’s ramifications of Israel’s victory in the Six Day War.
Just how important was that victory? Here is a comment from that article:
No peace process, no U.S.-Israel alliance, no resurgence of Jewish identity, and no hope for Soviet Jews—these are just several of the possible consequences of the Six-Day War had its outcome been different.
Indeed, the Middle East…and indeed, the entire world…would likely look much different had Israel not been victorious. As followers of Jesus Christ, it reminds us of our Lord’s faithfulness. But beyond that, it should inspire us all to understand more fully the importance of standing with Israel!
But perhaps I am preaching to the choir….
Enjoy the article!