“Since Golda Meir’s “we’ll never forgive the Arabs for forcing our children to kill them” to “a nation cannot be an occupier on its own land”, lies keep following lies. It hasn’t stopped to this day. Fifty years of occupation, fifty shades of mendacity. And now? Another fifty years?,” wrote Gideon Levy at Israel’s daily Ha’aretz on June 1, 2017.
Fifty years ago, on June 5, 1967, the Jewish army began an unprovoked aggression against its three neighbors – Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. By June 10, with the help of the US and France, it occupied Jordanian controlled East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian controlled Gaza Strip, and Syrian Golan Height.
The fifty-year-old Jewish lie that Israel fought the six day war to defend itself from the invading Arab armies began on June 1, 1967. On that day, Israeli army’s top generals forced then prime minister Levi Eshkol to appoint Israel’s one-eyed war lord, General Moshe Dayan as country’s defense minister. Until that day, Levi Eshkol (died 1969), a Ukrainian Jew, was holding dual portfolio – prime minister and defense minister. Eshkol was considered dovish. He didn’t want Israel to go to war because he knew the assertions of its hawks that the Arabs were about to attack were propaganda nonsense. He also understood and accepted the advice given to his foreign minister Abba Eban by French President Charles de Gaulle. In a conversation with Eban in Paris de Gaulle said: “Israel shouldn’t go to war, because, if it did, it would create Palestinian nationalism which would never go away.”
On 14 April 1971, a report in the Israeli newspaper Al-Hamishmar contained the statement made by Mordecai Bentov, a member of the wartime national government: “The entire story of the danger of extermination (by Arab armies) was invented in every detail and exaggerated to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.”
On 4 April 1972, the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv reported a statement by General Haim Bar-Lev, former chief of staff: “We were not threatened by genocide on the eve of the six day war and we had never thought of such possibility.”
In 1972, General Matetiyahu Peled, Chief of Logistical Command during the war and one of 12 members of Israel’s General Staff, addressed a political literary club in Tel Aviv. He said: “The thesis according to which the danger of genocide hung over us in June 1967, and according to which Israel was fighting for her very physical survival was nothing but a bluff which was born and bred after the war.”
British journalist Alan Hart who covered the six day war for UK’s Independent Television Authority, posted his views on the Israeli aggression, entitle, The lies about the 1967 war are still more powerful than the truth.
General Matetiyahu Peled’s son Miko Peled spoke about Jewish occupation and the six day war at San Diego State University on March 30, 2011.
During the six day war, several Pakistan pilots volunteered in Jordanian air force to fight Israeli aggression.
On Monday, the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, a friend of Israel in a statement said: “The occupation of the Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people,” many of whom are living in refugee camps, in abject poverty and with little or no prospect of a better life. Ending the occupation and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace in the region.”
On June 8, 1967, Israeli war planes attacked a spy vessel in international waters in the height of the six day war – killing 34 and injuring another 171 crew members onboard (watch a video below). The vessel USS Liberty belonged to no other than Israel’s surrogate mother and greatest benefactor, the United States.