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Israeli borders

What is the difference between the 1967 lines and today's lines, and how did Israel acquire the new lines?

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-Eilish-

Asked by -Eilish- at 6:41 PM on May. 20, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Israel acquired land in the West Bank and Gaza after the 6 day war, against Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:51 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:04 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • So Carpy, who attacked whom?
    -Eilish-

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 8:02 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • http://www.israeli-weapons.com/history/six_day_war/sixdaywar.html


    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:12 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • http://www.sixdaywar.org/precursors.asp
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:12 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Thanks for the links, sooo .... let me get this straight ....

    Egypt, Syria, and Palestine kick the UN troops out of a position defending Israel while calling for the destruction of Israel. Israel, defending it's LEGAL nation, kicks ass and obtains some land in the process. And now, Palestinians want that land back?
    -Eilish-

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 8:20 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Pretty much, in a nutshell, yes.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:23 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • OP ~ Israel attacked Egypt because they blockaded Israel's southern port and massed their armies along the border. Jordan than attacked Israel along with Syria. All three suffered some pretty serious losses ~ and afterward the Arab nations once again stated that they rejected Israel and swore to keep fighting. This was in spite of all the diplomatic horsehockies that the leaders were tossing around.

    I would call the Israeli attack both preemptive and justified because of the blockade. Blockading the neighbor's port IS an act of war even if no shots are fired. It's a little different than your neighbor parking you in ...

    Neither side is innocent, but Palestine's insistance that the ONLY solution is the elimination of Israel hasn't worked, won't work, and is unacceptable. The same goes for that attitude from the other Arab countries. They are worse than a 2 year old pitching a tantrum ... and far more dangerous.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:25 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Blockading the neighbor's port IS an act of war even if no shots are fired.

    But a war was indeed instigated by Egypt ....

    Was this war even about the land that Israel got as a result of their statehood? Or was it simply because the Egyptians didn't like the Israelis?
    -Eilish-

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 8:36 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Well, no one in the ME likes the Israelis and it goes back to biblical times.

    And if they go back to pre 1967, it looks like it actually cuts Israel into 3 separate sections. It also gives Jerusalem back to the Palestinians.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 9:51 PM on May. 20, 2011

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