Six Days That Changed

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the Middle East

Forty years on, Jeremy Bowen looks at the 1967 war and its continuing aftermath in the Middle East.

1/7. On the eve of war, Arab civilians believed propaganda broadcasts from Gamal Abdel Nasser's Egypt promising an easy victory over Israel. For Israeli citizens, the feeling was one of impending doom and potential annihilation. How did the Middle East find itself on the brink of war on June 4, 1967?