June 1967: Israel's Capture of the Golan Heights

  title={June 1967: Israel's Capture of the Golan Heights},
  author={Eyal Zisser},
  journal={Israel Studies},
  • Eyal Zisser
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Israel Studies
  • SYRIA NEVER RECOVERED FROM THE trauma of the Six-Day War. To this day, its defeat on the battlefield and the loss of the Golan Heights remain open wounds. A formative event in the history of the Syrian state, this chapter of Syrian history informs also the personal and political biography of its leaders. Hafiz al-Asad himself, president of Syria for the last thirty years (1970-2000), was serving at the time as Minister of Defense. Asad was thirty-seven years old and at the start of his… CONTINUE READING
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