A Six-Day War: Its Aftermath in American Public Opinion

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

06/01/2007 - It was famously a six-day war, and in varying guises the conflict has so far lasted another 40 years.

For six days, beginning June 5, 1967, Israel battled Egypt, Jordan and Syria. As a result of the fighting, Israel won control of the Sinai desert, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights.

For all of the 40 years since then, substantially larger numbers of Americans have placed their primary sympathy with Israel rather than with Arab states or with the Palestinians. That support is a near constant in American public opinion about the Middle East, beginning with Israel's creation as a state in May 1948.

Read the full analysis A Six-Day War: Its Aftermath in American Public Opinion on the Pew Research Center Web site.

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