Six Days War June 1967-IDF ARMOR in combat

מלחמת ששת הימים-יוני 1967

IDF Tank Corps in Sinai

From the Syrian newspaper pre 1967 war

Source: Department of History, U.S. Military Academy

5 JUNE 1967

War between Israel and the Arab countries of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. Palestinian guerrilla attacks on Israel from bases in Syria led to increased hostility between the two countries. A series of miscalculations by both sides followed. Syria feared that an invasion by Israel was forthcoming and appealed to Egypt for support. Egypt answered by ordering the withdrawal of UN peacekeeping forces from the Sinai Peninsula and by moving troops into the area. Amid increasingly belligerent language from both sides, Egypt signed a mutual defense treaty with Jordan. Israel, surrounded and fearing an Arab attack was imminent, launched what it felt was a preemptive strike against the three Arab states on June 5, 1967. Israeli forces captured the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank of the Jordan River, Old City of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

Rare home made 8 mm film from the Six Days War
in Sinai -  Sharem El  Shieke including  IDF AMX 13 tank unit

jerusalem on the way to the old city





Syrian propaganda prior to the war: "to push the Jews to the sea"

Sherman tank near Latrun

Sherman tank on the Golan


  1. L'Chyam. Well done.

  2. Warfare is a fascinating subject. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims. It remains that conflict has been used to do just that throughout recorded history.

    Your article is very well done, a good read.


IDF Sherman platoon pre 1967

IDF Sherman platoon pre 1967

1967 arab propaganda

1967 arab propaganda
Israel must be strong