The Maintenance of Calm in the Middle East since the Six Day War (1967– )

  • Alan James
Part of the Studies in International Security book series (SIS)


In the War which began on 5 June 1967, Israel inflicted crushing defeats on the three Arab neighbours with whom she fought, seizing the Sinai Desert from Egypt, the West Bank of the Jordan River from the state of that name, and the Golan Heights from Syria. During the next six years several small UN peacekeeping missions helped — when the parties were disposed to accept such help — to maintain calm on a number of these fronts (see Map 48).


Syria Egypt Argentina Lost Oilfield 


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Further Reading

  1. Odd Bull, War and Peace in the Middle East (London: Cooper, 1976).Google Scholar
  2. United Nations, The Blue Helmets (New York: UN Department of Public Information, 1985).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© International Institute for Strategic Studies 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan James
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

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