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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
This groundbreaking history of the Six-Day War in 1967 radically
changes our understanding of that conflict, casting it as a crucial
arena of Cold War intrigue that has shaped the Middle East to this
day. The authors, award-winning Israeli journalists and
historians, are Research Fellows of the Truman Institute at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They have investigated newly
available documents and testimonies from the former Soviet Union,
cross-checked them against Israeli and Western sources, and arrived
at fresh and startling conclusions.
Ginor and Remez's book shows that the Six-Day War was the result
of a joint Soviet-Arab gambit to provoke Israel into a preemptive
attack. The authors reveal how the Soviets received a secret
Israeli message indicating that Israel, despite its official
ambiguity, was about to acquire nuclear weapons. Determined
to destroy Israel's nuclear program before it could produce an
atomic bomb, the Soviets then began preparing for war, well before
Moscow accused Israel of offensive intent, the overt trigger of the
crisis. Ginor and Remez's account details how the Soviet-Arab
onslaught was to be unleashed once Israel had been drawn into
action and was branded as the aggressor.
Please join us for a discussion on the findings from this
important book and how it informs understanding of Russia's current
role in the Middle East. In addition, the authors will
discuss their upcoming sequel on the massive Soviet intervention in
1967-1973. This work also has intriguing implications for
Russia's present-day reassertion of its presence in the Middle
More About the Speakers
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, a division of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, at The Heritage Foundation