On June 10, 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a United Nations-brokered cease-fire, ending the Six-Day War. The war was fought between Israel and its neighbor nations: Egypt (then called the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria. It ended in a decisive victory for Israel.

 

By the end of the Six-Day War, Israel captured territory that triples the size of the nation: The Sinai Peninsula and Gaza strip from Egypt, the West Bank from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria. Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt in 1979. Today, Gaza and the West Bank make up Israel’s Palestinian Territories, under the political control of the Palestinian National Authority. The Golan Heights are still claimed by Syria. Israel, however, maintains military control of both the Palestinian Territories and the Golan Heights.

decisive
Adjective

able to make decisions with certainty.

military
Noun

armed forces.

territory
Noun

land an animal, human, or government protects from intruders.

United Nations
Noun

international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.

war
Noun

large-scale armed conflict.