A Military History of Modern Israel: The Six-Day War

In the Six-Day War, Israel once again faced much of the combined might of the Soviet-equipped Arab world. Once again, Israel stunned the world in her elegant defense of her borders and conquest of hundreds of square miles of territory. Tens of thousands of men were either killed, wounded, or taken prisoner – over a period of six days. It’s a battle that’s often studied in military academies across the world and it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its socio-political impact.

This is episode 3 of a three part series. You can find episode two here and episode one here.

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Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel by Anita Shapira

The Palestine Arab Minority in Israel, 1948-2000 by As’ad Ghanem

Israel and Palestine: The Complete History by Ian Carroll

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