- Category: Opposizione israeliana
- Published on Sunday, 13 January 2013 06:01
- Written by Miko Peled
Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2012
|Israelis stand on the Mount of Olives overlooking the old city of Jerusalem. (Kahana Menahem / AFP / Getty Images / May 20, 2012)|
In 1967, as today, the two power centers in Israel were the IDF high command and the Cabinet. On June 2, 1967, the two groups met at IDF headquarters. (...)
The transcripts of that meeting, which I found in the Israeli army archives, reveal that the generals made it clear to Eshkol that the Egyptians would need 18 months to two years before they would be ready for a full-scale war, and therefore this was the time for a preemptive strike. (...)
Throughout the meeting, there was no mention of a threat but rather of an "opportunity" that was there, to be seized.