Six Transformative Days: A Primer on the Last 50 Years

This comprehensive article looks back on how the Six Day War transformed Israel – for better or for worse. Recalling how Israeli society moved from terror to euphoria in just a few weeks, the authors provide a brief timeline of the major events of the war and a summary of the major outcomes with which the country is still struggling today, such as the Peace Process, Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, Israel's security concerns, and Israel's relationships with other Arab nations. Published in Hadassah Magazine, this article was written by Martin J Raffel, former senior vice president at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Gil Troy, professor of history at McGill University.