417. Editorial Note
During May 1967 tensions between Israel and its Arab neighbors intensified.
On June 5 citing Egyptian and Syrian actions that threatened its national
security, Israel launched attacks on these states. War also erupted between
Israel and Jordan. Israeli troops defeated all three states within a few
days and a United Nations brokered cease-fire went into effect on June 10.
Documentation relating to the origins and causes of the war, U.S. efforts to
achieve a cease-fire through UN mediation,
and subsequent discussions regarding the peaceful solution of outstanding
Arab-Israeli disputes, including the genesis of UN Resolution 242 of November 22, 1967, that set parameters for
a peaceful settlement, are in
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