The Six Day War: The Breaking Of The Middle East
by Guy Laron
- Global History
Six days that shook the world
One fateful week in June, 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but few have explained why it happened. As we approach its fiftieth anniversary, Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction, pointing instead to American and Soviet policy and the central role of Syria in events leading up to the hostilities.
The Six-Day War sowed the seeds for the downfall of Arab nationalism, the growth of Islamic extremism, and the animosity between Jews and Palestinians. Laron’s fresh interdisciplinary perspective offers a significant reassessment of a conflict—and the trigger-happy generals behind it—that continues to shape the modern world.
”Scholars of political economy, US foreign relations, Middle East history, and international relations will find much food for thought here.”—H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews
”In sum, Laron has produced a lively study…his work is to be commended.”—American Historical Review
About the Author
Guy Laron is lecturer in international relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland, Northwestern University, and Oxford. He is the author of Origins of the Suez Crisis and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||February 21, 2017|