An in-depth, multimedia curriculum on the 50-Year Legacy of the War and its aftermath – how it changed Israel, Jewish history, and Israel’s relationship with the Diaspora. Produced by the Center for Israel Education and ARZA.
Provides resources and ideas for JCCs to help celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Ways to celebrate this historic moment include: sounds and sights of Israel, a collection of songs from the Six-Day War, photos and films, as well as Jerusalem-themed food amongst many other resources and ideas. Produced by the JCC Association of North America.
A timeline from 1967 – 2017 outlining events and milestones in the peace process.
An essay talking about how the contemporary Jewish world has been shaped by the Six Day War and the challenges that it faces today.
An analysis of the causes and consequences of the conflict examines the origins of the Six-Day War by assessing the build up to hostilities between Israel and Egypt, Jordan and Syria and the impact of the war on Israeli society, Palestinian nationalism and Pan-Arabism. Produced by the BICOM.
The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (also known by its acronym, the BESA Center) offers a reconsideration of the events of the years preceding the 1967 war and lessons for today. BESA call the escalation towards the Six-Day War as “a classic case of a limited campaign spinning out of control against expectations.”
Honest Reporting has created a mini website that compiled background information from a wide variety of sources to give a deeper understanding of how circumstances developed over the weeks and months leading up to the war.
Elan Ezrachi, PhD, an educator, specialist in Jewish Peoplehood and Israel – Diaspora relations, and a social activist promoting pluralism and community in Jerusalem. (To be published in May). He is available to speak during his time in NYC June 4-20.
Contact info – Elan’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yossi Klein Halevi. Halevi tracks down seven members of the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade who helped win the Six-Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem. He traces their lives through the decades following the Six-Day War and shares that despite the intensity of their shared experience protecting Israel, in their postwar paths they nurture divergent vision for the country’s future.
Michael Oren an American-born Israeli historian and former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, chronicles the events of the Six-Day War fought Between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
This six-part chronicle of the birth and development of the Jewish state is hosted and narrated by former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Abba Eban, who also hosted Heritage: Civilization and the Jews. Among those featured in interviews and rare archival footage are U.S. Presidents Harry Truman and Richard Nixon, and key leaders Winston Churchill, Anwar Sadat, David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin. Together with Eban’s firsthand testimony, this series achieves a diverse perspective of both the Arab and Israeli experience.
Soon to be released in June by the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Israel’s miraculous victory against overwhelming Arab forces is chronicled in this riveting documentary. The tense weeks preceding the outbreak of the war, the actual battles on the Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian fronts, the fierce battle for Jerusalem and the emotional liberation of the Western Wall, all unfold dramatically.
Gila Almagor plays Tamar, an Israeli woman who loses her husband during the Six-Day War. Her husband’s friends do not want his memory to be forgotten, and this forces her into the role of the ever-mourning widow. Her story is not uncommon in Israel. Also with Dahn Ben Amotz and Yehoram Gaon. Directed by Gilberto Tofano.