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On the Eve of the Six-Day War On the Eve of the Six-Day War
Monday, June 4, 2012 by | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Forty-five years ago today, on June 4, 1967, Israel and the Jewish world were in suspense. Today, we recall the Six-Day War as a stunning martial victory by the Jewish state; but on the war's eve, this outcome was wholly unforeseeable. Indeed, the odds appeared firmly stacked against Israel.
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