The war fought 45 years ago from June 5-10 helped bolster Israel's legend of military invincibility but it also left a legacy of displacement and bitterness that unsettles the region to this day
June 05, 2012
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Israeli army Southern Command General Ariel Sharon, center, arrives by helicopter with Generals Haim Bar-Lev, second from left, and Yishayahu Gavish, second from right, at an army base just days before the June 5 start of the Six-Day war in the Negev Desert in southern Israel, June 1, 1967. Israel had deployed 100,000 troops; its enemies to the north, east and south had a combined activated strength of 240,000 soldiers.