After Nasser engaged in a provocative military buildup, Israel struck first. However, US intelligence, Begin, and Rabin all said that Nasser lacked the ability to mount an invasion, and everyone knew it. Israel used some stupidly belligerent but basically toothless posturing by Nasser to greatly expand its territory in three directions. Moshe Dayan (and others) said that before the war, Israel was starting most altercations on the Syrian front, for the purpose of encroaching into the DMZ, with its eyes on the Golan Heights. And before the war, King Hussein of Jordan was warning Washington that Israel was seeking a pretense to the seize the West Bank.
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