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April 2, 2014

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Jewish World Review June 4, 2007 / 18 Sivan, 5767

40 years after the Six-Day War, those eager to snuff out the Zionist flame still have it surrounded

By Richard Z. Chesnoff


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Forty years ago tomorrow, Israel wielded its terrible swift sword against the attack-poised armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan — and saved the Jewish state from destruction.


It was the Six-Day War, and the fledgling state's stunning victory over enemies determined to annihilate it galvanized the world and changed the Mideast map — perhaps forever.


I was one of the handful of foreign correspondents who reached the front during that monumentally brief battle. I was in Sinai on the first day, then returned north and managed to enter Gaza just as that benighted city was falling to Israel's largely civilian tank corps. Then it was on to Jerusalem.


Like anyone who believes in the justice of Israel's existence, I was deeply relieved by its victory on June 10. I had heard the bloodthirsty Arab threats of a new Holocaust. I had seen the "Kill the Jews" posters in Gaza schools. I had seen the bunkers and mass graves that Israel had been forced to dig in expectation of invasion, if not defeat.


Yet, as we mark its 40th anniversary, it's become fashionable in some circles to rewrite the history of the Six-Day War. Radicals, so-called "humanitarians" and others who love to hate Israel now claim that what was essentially a war for survival was in fact just an excuse for Zionist imperialism. Even serious journals like Britain's The Economist say that while the war may have been necessary, it has ultimately proven "a calamity for the Jewish state."


How ridiculous! Despite the seemingly insoluble problems that have arisen over the past four decades — not the least of them, Israel's continuing rule over occupied territories and a million-plus hostile Palestinians — the war was not only necessary, it was one of Israel's finest hours.


If we are to be honest about the lessons learned, it's that many in the Mideast will never, ever stop until they can wipe Israel off the map — and therefore Israel must never succumb to naivete. Indeed, the core of Palestinians — then and now — reject the legitimacy of the Jewish state, seek its dismantlement and blame it for all Palestinian woes. What self-destruction!


There is no doubt that, in part because of self-inflicted strategic mistakes, Israel is now in its weakest position in years. Its government is faltering. Its current prime minister badly mismanaged last year's Lebanese War and is now the least popular Israeli leader in history. Its once powerful Labor Party is in disarray — its party chief, inept Defense Minister Amir Peretz, has been ousted from his job in an election that left the title of party boss, and that of Labor's next candidate for prime minister, contested by former Premier Ehud Barak and former intelligence chief Ami Ayalon.


These days, Israel's leaders are not doing its history — or its people — justice. But what ultimately must unite them, what will unite them, is the fact that 40 years after the Six-Day War, those eager to snuff out the Zionist flame still have it surrounded.


Shortly after the fighting stopped in the summer of 1967, I interviewed Golda Meir and asked her to sum up the importance of Israel's victory. "The only way to understand," she said, "is to imagine what would have happened if we had lost the war."


I still shudder to think. Israel's foes are eager to make the past prologue — only this time, with a different victor.

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JWR contributor and veteran journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff is a contributing correspondent at US News & World Report, a columnist at the NY Daily News and a senior fellow at the Washington-based Foundation for the Defense of Demoracies. A two-time winner of the Overseas Press Club Award and a recipient of the National Press Club Award, he was formerly executive editor of Newsweek International. His latest book, is "The Arrogance of the French: Why They Can't Stand Us & Why The Feeling Is Mutual". (Click on cover above to purchase. Sales help fund JWR. )

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