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First, "Palestinians are a distinguishable group" propaganda started relatively recently (1960-ies). Before that it was "Arabs are one people of one mind". Second, Russians had been led by a Georgian (Stalin), Germans - by an Austrian (Hitler - although some may argue that these are the same peoples), and there are more examples throughout the ages. Arafat ...


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Stalin was an ideologue, but not a very rigid one, and he was not an idiot. He supported Israel because it was a thorn in the side of the British Empire (and its Arab relationships), not because the Zionist were left wing. After all, left wing or right wing, anyone who did not toe the Moscow's line precisely was an enemy. Stalin knew full well that people ...


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What Arab plans can be inferred from three classes of sources: (1) Pre-war statements to the Arab population with promises that all would share in the booty of Jewish property won by the Arab Legion armies, (2) changes in Ottoman land ownership laws following Jordan's annexation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem Here are some statements from Arab books and ...


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Egypt was also blockading Israeli shipping in the Straits of Tiran, leading to the Red Sea, and Israeli ships were also prohibited from using the Suez Canal. This was strangling Israel's economy. Faced with all this, Israel struck back -- and won a stunning victory. In a surprise move, the Israeli Air Force attacked while the Egyptian pilots were having ...


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The answer to how Israel won the Six Day War has filled numerous books and cannot be done justice in a short-form resource like this. At best, one can only give a summary in this space, but even the summaries that came before mine have given short-shrift to some key factors. Obviously, air superiority ranks first. The Israeli Air Force's success at ...



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