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 Foreign Relations, 1964–1968, volume XIX.