One of the most important events in Israel’s modern history is their unbelievable victory in the Six Day War in 1967. As the name implies, the Jewish nation miraculously took care of business in six days, and changed the course of history! The war commenced on June 5, 1967, and beginning next Wednesday, I’ll guide you through the history of those incredible days.
One of several very significant accomplishments of Israel’s victory was re-conquering the Golan Heights. As you might expect, the Golan Heights sit atop a plateau very critical to Israel’s safety. From the heights, enemy gunfire, missiles, and other artillery would have downhill trajectory into the Galilee area, making it very difficult to defend the lowlands. By re-taking the Golan, Israel secured the safety of its people.
The international community, however, disputes Israel’s right to the Golan. Since 1967, it has been argued that Israel “occupies” Syrian territory. However, in March, President Trump officially recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan, simply stating what was already true legally!
In appreciation of Trump’s bold move, the Israeli government will name a new town on the Golan in his honor. Personally, I admire the appreciation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration showers on President Trump, but I wonder if naming a town after him may be antagonistic toward those looking for reasons to attack Israel. Let’s hope it doesn’t turn out that way.
A cornerstone of the new city will be laid on June 12, as commemoration of the Six Day War winds down. You can read more about that ceremony here. Also, be sure to stick with us as we re-live the battles of the Six Day War, beginning next Wednesday!