Fifty Years since the Six day War -- How the Middle East has changed.


Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:00

The Six-Day War of June 1967 was a watershed event in Middle Eastern history. The traumatic defeat of the Arabs by Israel ushered in the end of pan-Arabism and the first real readiness of some key Arab states to make their peace with Israel. Israel has not fought an Arab state since 1973, that is, for over forty years, and the Palestinians have been left to fend for themselves in their ongoing conflict with the Israelis. In the meantime, the decline of Arab states has been met with the rising regional influence of the non-Arab states of Iran and Turkey, creating an entirely new regional strategic architecture.

Prof. Asher Susser served as The Stein Family Visiting Professor at the UofA for four years. He is Professor of History in the Department of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and a Senior Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at TAU. He was the Director of the Dayan Center for twelve years and has taught for over thirty years in TAU’s Department of Middle Eastern History. His most recent book is Israel, Jordan and Palestine; The Two-State Imperative. He also wrote the Political Biography of Jordan’s Prime Minister Wasfi al-Tall and is the author or editor of nine other books.

The lecture will begin at 4 P.M. at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation located at 1245 East 2nd Street. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available across the street at the 2nd Street Garage.



University of Arizona Hillel Foundation
1245 East 2nd Street
85719 Tucson , AZ