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May 26, 2010

British journalist Alan Hart speaks on the 43rd anniversary of the 1967 war, Sat/Sunday June 5/6 in Toronto/Waterloo

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"There would NOT have been a war if Israel's prime minister, the much maligned Levi Eshkol, and his Chief of Staff, General Yitzhak Rabin, had their way," said Hart who was a Middle East reporter for the ITN (Independent Television News) before, during and after the 1967 war, "After Egypt's President Nasser had closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, they wanted only a limited military operation - to satisfy Israeli public opinion and, most of all, to put pressure on America to lead the international community in delivering on a promise President Eisenhower had made - that in the event of Egypt closing the Straits of Tiran, the "society of nations" would be mobilized to cause the Straits to be re-opened by all means short of war."

So why didn’t Prime Minister Eshkol and Chief of Staff Rabin have their way?

Hart is a guest speaker at fundraising dinners in support of Canada’s new E-Weekly

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