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Looking back, and to the future, on the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War




June 1967: Israeli Centurion tank corps prepare for battle during the Six-Day War.
June 1967: Israeli Centurion tank corps prepare for battle during the Six-Day War.
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It was less than a week long, but 50 years later, the Six-Day War between Israel and surrounding Arab states is still making an impact.

The war of June 1967 ended in victory for Israel, which still controls the highly disputed ownership of the West Bank. Tensions prior to the initial airstrikes had been bubbling up since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Though the events leading up to the Six-Day war have been a subject of debate, one thing is clear: It has and continues to shape the political landscape of foreign relations today.

Larry speaks to an expert on the Six-Day War to find out how history will shape the future of the Middle East.

Guest:

Aaron David Miller, vice president for new initiatives and distinguished fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; he was an advisor on Arab-Israeli negotiations to  Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State (1978-2003) and has written numerous books including "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President" (St. Martin's Press, 2014) and “The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace" (Bantam, 2008)