Tuesday, May 29, 2007

TIMELINE - 29 MAY, 1967

29 MAY 1967

"Now, eleven years after 1956 we are restoring things to what they were in 1956…The issue now at hand is not the Gulf of Aqaba, the Straits of Tiran or the withdrawal of UNEF, but the rights of the Palestinian people." - Nasser speech to General Assembly in Cairo: - Vance, Vick, and Pierre Lauer: Hussein of Jordan. London: Peter Owen, 1968

Abba Eban in his memoirs later commented Nasser’s speech "took the conflict far back beyond the maritime context to place the question mark squarely on Israel's survival."

NY Times reports continuing Egyptian build up of military forces in the Sinai and new Syrian attacks on Israel.

Washington Post reports that despite considerable provocation, Israel was still reluctant to have a showdown with its enemies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jeez, he looks like Hitler!