Understanding Israel's 1967 Six-Day War

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- In June 2007, the CBN News Jerusalem Bureau produced a series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War -- six days that dramatically changed the future of the Jewish state.

Forty-four years later, much of the world, including U.S. President Barack Obama, is pressuring Israel to return to the "indefensible borders" of the pre-1967 armistice lines.

CBN News hopes this series will provide a better understanding of what took place then and how it affects what the State of Israel is facing today.

Watch this series below.

Israel's 1967 Miracle
The stage was set for war and Israel's enemies prepared for victory. They remained convinced they could "drive the Jews into the sea."


Israel's Enemies: Then and Now
In the lead-up to the Six Day War, many of Israel's enemies talked openly about destroying the Jewish state.


The Six Day War: The Global Impact
The Six Day War certainly changed the landscape of the Middle East, but the impact of the war reached far beyond the shifting middle-eastern borders.


The Six Day War: Pat Robertson Teaches
The key battle in the fight for Jerusalem took place on June 6. Israeli forces pushed toward the city from the north and the south, but Jordan still held key areas in east Jerusalem and the old city, including holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims.


The Capture of Jerusalem: Israel Reclaims Its Heritage
On June 7, 1967, Israel's leaders were poised to do the unthinkable: to recapture Jerusalem and bring the city under Jewish control for the first time in nearly 2500 years.

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