1956 continued to be significant grievances for the Arab world. Israel’s existence and made grave threats against its Jewish population. By the mid-1960s, relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors had deteriorated to the extent that a number of border clashes had taken place. In April 1967, Syria shot at an Israeli the day after plan declassified pdf ploughing in the demilitarized zone, which escalated to a prewar aerial clash.
Israel considered an act of war. Tension escalated, with both sides’ armies mobilising. The conventional view and memoirs of key Israelis indicate that Israel’s actions leading into the war were prudent and the blame for the war rested on Egypt. Nasser knew that his blockade of the Straits of Tiran from Israeli vessel passage, on 23 May 1967, might very likely provide Israel with reason to launch war. His decisions to ask for the removal of the UN peacekeepers from Sinai and especially to block the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping via the Straits of Tiran, are commonly accepted as the point where war became inevitable. 21st century the view that Israel acted in self-defense has become increasingly contested. The Egyptian right to remove the U.
Israel: was the war imminent? Did Israel plan a war? Did Egypt plan a war? Despite the overwhelming support for Resolution 1000 in the UN General Assembly, Israel refused to allow UNEF forces onto its territory. In the following years, there were numerous minor border clashes between Israel and its Arab neighbors, particularly Syria. Jordanian units that engaged the Israelis were quickly beaten back.