Monday, May 28, 2007

TIMELINE - 28 MAY 1967

28 MAY 1967

"The existence of Israel is in itself an aggression…what happened in 1948 was an aggression – an aggression against the Palestinian people. …(the crisis had developed because) Eshkol threatened to march on Damascus, occupy Syria and overthrow the Syrian regime. It was our duty to come to the aid of our Arab brother. It was our duty to ask for the withdrawal of UNEF. When UNEF went, we had to go to the Gulf of Aqaba and restore things to what they were when we were in Aqaba in 1956" - Gamel Abdel Nasser at a press conference for several hundred of the World’s press.

"We will not accept any…coexistence with Israel.…Today the issue is not the establishment of peace between the Arab states and Israel….The war with Israel is in effect since 1948". - Gamel Abdel Nasser press conference.


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