Israeli Generals in 1967 War: Concerned Over Jerusalem Looting, Hoping to Drive Arabs Out of West Bank

Israel releases debriefings of Israeli generals, meant to draw lessons from the conflict shortly after the war. 'If I’d been asked in early May if there would be war on June 5 I would have doubted it,' then-chief chief of staff Rabin said.

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Four Israeli generals in the conquered Old City of Jerusalem on June 7, 1967: Uzi Narkiss, left, Rehavam Ze'evi, Moshe Dayan and Yitzhak Rabin.
Four Israeli generals in the conquered Old City of Jerusalem on June 7, 1967: Uzi Narkiss, left, Rehavam Ze'evi, Moshe Dayan and Yitzhak Rabin. Credit: IDF archive
Gili Cohen
Gili Cohen
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Northern Command chief David Elazar in the Golan Heights, July 1967. Credit: IDF archive
Generals Israel Tal, left, Yitzhak Rabin and Shlomo Gonen at a victory parade, June 10, 1967. Credit: IDF archive
Southern Command division commanders, including Ariel Sharon second from left, June 6, 1967.Credit: IDF archive
Maj. Gen. Uzi Narkiss, second from left in cap, at the Western Wall, June 7, 1967. Credit: IDF archive

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