This week Israelis celebrate Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), the anniversary of the reunification of the eternal Jewish capital during the 1967 Six Day War. But why did Israel launch that war?
In 1948, during Israel’s War of Independence, the surrounding Arab nations attacked the fledgling Jewish state. Among them was Jordan, which captured the Old City of Jerusalem.
Nineteen years later, Israel launched a war of defense against the Arab states bent on its destruction and achieved a stunning, miraculous victory, including the liberation of Jerusalem.
But why did Israel go to war in 1967?
This video explains the entire background, including the details of the profound threat that faced the State of Israel.
Sign the Declaration to Keep Jerusalem United
Jerusalem Must Remain the United Capital of Israel
I declare that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish People and support all efforts to maintain and strengthen a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.