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The Panorama Middle East Archives: Six-Day War

Panorama has been on the ground covering events in the Middle East for the last six turbulent decades. Below is a brief history of events in the region as told through the Panorama archive.

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In June 1967, Panorama reported on the aftermath of the Six-Day War describing the scene in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and following the Israeli army in Jordan.

On June 5 1967 Israel launched a strike against Syria, Egypt and Jordan which became known as the Six Day War.

Israel claimed it was a pre-emptive strike in the face of a planned invasion of Israel by these countries.

The war lasted six days. Israel's victory resulted in it gaining control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Desert from Egypt and the Golan Heights from Syria.

The UN passed resolution 242 which stressed 'the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war' and called for Israel to withdraw from 'territories occupied in the recent conflict' as well as an end to "all claims or states of belligerency and respect for… the sovereignty… of every state in the area and their right to live in peace… free from threats or acts of force."

Just days after the strike Panorama reported on the aftermath of the Middle East War.

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