The Third Arab-Israeli War

The June War and Its Repercussions 1967–1974

by George S. Hajjar



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781543430011
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781543430028
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781543430004

About the Book

The Soviet Union penetration of the Third World challenged the supremacy of the United States in the bipolar system, which emerged as a result of the Second World War and manifested itself in the formation of the nonalignment movement in the Third World. The challenge was confronted successfully in the weak link of nonalignment in the Middle East where Israel represented the battle carrier of the West and its sentinel in the area. Israel waged counterrevolutionary war against the frontline Arab states: Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, and defeated them ignominiously. A revolutionary resistance movement erupted and ushered in a new era of possible transformation through people’s armed struggle. However, the Arab regimes used the resistance as a tactic, not a strategy, and suppressed it on the eve of Nasser’s death on September 28, 1970. Consequently, Egypt and Syria launched the October 6 War of 1974, and Egypt reached a modus operandi that paved the way to an Israeli-Egyptian “peace.” The book was written focusing on the period 1967–1974 as a reminding view that without liberation principally based on a strategy of armed struggle, there is no prospect for an Arab future outside the West’s ambit and its attempts at redrawing new maps and forming alliances with Western designs and dominating strategies and interests. Briefly, in an age of compelling regionalism, the West still bludgeons the Arabs and aims at their divisions and redivision in the first hundred anniversary of the Belfour Declaration of November 2, 1917. It looks forward to conclude an Israeli-Gulf accord to perpetuate Arab dismemberment and incite sectarian war endlessly.

About the Author

About the Author: The debate between me and the foreign minister of Canada, Paul Martin, over the question of Vietnam was the trigger incident of my political career as revolutionary. The confrontation reached Parliament, and the ministry government of P. M. Pearson was almost toppled in the spring of 1967 as a result. When I was dismissed from Wilfred Laurier University in the spring of 1968, Southern University offered me a post which I accepted. In New Orleans, I participated in the Black Liberation Movement in my capacity as the president of the faculty association. The students and I forced Governor McKeithen to come to campus and released him after he agreed to our demands. President Gerald Ford, then House Republican leader denounced me, and a court decision deported me after my arrest in June 1969. I returned to Canada and attempted to get a job as a Canadian citizen, but no university would interview me. I learned that I was blacklisted. So I launched a massive attack on Canada’s colonial mentality.