Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan fly over the West Bank after the Six-Day War. ILAN BRUNER/ GPO

Israeli Cabinet Minutes From Six-Day War: From Fear to Euphoria to Arrogance

Fifty years after the Six-Day War, the State Archives are releasing the transcripts of government meetings in 1967

On the eve of the outbreak of the Six-Day War, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol was afraid of “a real massacre” and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan warned that “there is a limit to our ability to defeat the Arabs.” Two...

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