Middle East This Land Is Whose Land?

With parades and misgivings, Israel recalls the Six-Day War

"We don't want to be conquerors," says Shmuel Goren, Israel's Defense Ministry coordinator for the occupied territories. Most of his fellow citizens no doubt share that sentiment. But Israel remains a conqueror, a country of 3.5 million Jews and 740,000 non-Jews that gained a quarter of its current territory by war in 1967 and ever since has ruled 1.4 million Palestinian Arabs by force. In just six days of fighting, Israel occupied 2,270 sq. mi. of land on the West Bank of the Jordan River, as well as the Golan Heights and the finger of Mediterranean seacoast known as the Gaza...

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