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January 2: In the USA – The pro-Israel lobby group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is incorporated – 501(c)(4).
Austria – Austria at last establishes a prosecuting body to implement the war-criminal law on atrocities which the Allies had forced it to pass after the Second World War.
May 18: In Washingtin, USA – American President JOHN F KENNEDY writes to Israel's Prime Minister, BEN GURION, concerning Israel's secret Dimona site demanding that US inspectors are permitted access, or Israel would find itself isolated.
South Africa provides Israel with 10 tons of uranium for its Dimona nuclear development plant.
June: In Israel – Israel's Prime Minister BEN-GURION resigns, and LEVI ESHKOL (born Levi Shkolnik) becomes prime minister.
15, 10:22 am: America's white nationalist Klu Klux Klan bomb the Baptist Church in 16th Street, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, with at least 15 sticks of dynamite, killing four young girls and injuring 22 others. But no prosecution is forthcoming until 1977 against —
Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., Herman Frank Cash, Robert Edward Chambliss, and Bobby Frank Cherry.
22, c.12:30pm: In Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, USA – US President John F. Kennedy is shot dead in the presidential limousine by the two rifle shots from the rear, the second bullet entering his head and explosively exiting the right side of his skull. A significant quantity of brain tissue is ejected from the skull. One doctor reports seeing part of his cerebellum protruding from the hole in the skull which would indicate destruction of the brain above the brain stem. (But, Dr. Charles J. Carrico (resident in general surgery Parkland Memorial Hospital) notes that the President is ashen in color; has slow, spasmodic, agonal respiration without any coordination; makes no voluntary movements; has his eyes open with the pupils dilated without any reaction to light; evidences no palpable pulse; and has a few chest sounds, and yet still concludes that President Kennedy is alive. At approximately 1pm, Dr. Clark pronounces the President dead, because the ultimate cause of death, the severe head injury, is within his sphere of specialization.)
An unknown woman was photographed filming the whole thing, but the FBI has never been able to locate her.
famous red telephone, connecting the American president in Washington to the head of the USSR in Moscow, never existed as such. Direct communication was established after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963, but it took the form of a (colourless) telegraph line!
the French territory of Reunion – From now until 1982 a total of 1,615 children are forcibly dispatched by the French government from this Indian Ocean territory, whose population is exploding, in order to repopulate rural areas of France. Ericka Bareigts, one of this territory’s deputies reports later in 2014 –
"They took babies who were only six months old..." Poor and illiterate families were informed that their children would be sent to France, "and of course they imagined Paris and the Eiffel tower...They were promised a home, schooling, and told they would succeed. The families were told the children would return for the holidays. But it was all a lie."
The children's forced removal is the brainchild of Michel Debré, a Gaullist minister who is a deputy for Réunion. The resettlements are organised by the state-run Office for the Development of Migration in Overseas Territories, with most of the victims being sent to the Creuse. The children work on the farms or become servants of bourgeois families. Some commit suicide, while others are interned in psychiatric hospitals. The Office is disbanded in 1983.
From 1963 to 1982 a total of 1,615 indigenous children are forcibly removed from this French Indian Ocean territory.

In Israel – A compromise is at last reached between Israel's chief rabbinate and the government over the status of 'Bene-Israel' – the Jewish community from Bombay region of India. They are accepted as Jews but the chief rabbinate will decide on 'the legitimacy of individual marriages'.
June 16: In West Jerusalem – Israel passes its second Basic Law: The President of the State.
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by AHMAD SHUKAYRI is founded at an Arab summit, to fight for the liberation of Palestinian areas from Israeli occupation/control.
begins to divert water from the Jordan River into its National Water Carrier (See May, 1965)
In Russia – Nikita Khrushchev returns from vacation to find himself replaced by his protege, Leonid Brezhnev, and facing charges of, among other things, "harebrained scheming." Khrushchev had recently been humiliated in the Cuban missile crisis. This plus his failure to move the economy forward after about a decade in power saw his closest colleagues "retire" him. A massive setback in foreign affairs and economic failures had resulted in an apparently unassailable figure being deposed.
26: In France – the National Assembly unanimously approves (at last) the incorporation of the 1946 United Nations resolution (see February 1946, 'crimes against humanity') into the French criminal code (to deal with Nazi criminals if they return to France), but ignoring its retroactive nature.

January 3: In Israel – Palestinian FATAH's first major guerrilla attack attempts to sabotage the Israeli National Water Carrier, which had recently started operation and diverted vast amounts of water from the Jordan River. The attack is thwarted by the Israeli Security Forces.
May: In Syria – Israeli Defence Force attacks the Headwater Diversion of Syria and Jordan, planned to divert the waters of the Banias Stream, before the water entered Israel and the Sea of Galilee, to flow instead into a dam at Mukhaiba for use by Jordan and Syria, and also divert the waters of the Hasbani into the Litani River, in Lebanon.
West Germany – The government's payment of Israel's 1951 claim is completed on schedule.
October: In Indonesia – General Suharto, head of the army's strategic reserve command and relying on support from America's CIA, accuses the powerful Communist Party of orchestrating a coup attempt and takes over as the military's de facto leader. The military dictatorship that forms afterward, led by Suharto, makes wildly inaccurate anti-communist propaganda a cornerstone of its legitimacy and rules Indonesia with U.S. support until 1998.
November: At its Second Vatican Council, the Roman Catholic Church (opened under Pope John XXIII on October 11, 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI on December 8, 1965) for the first time exonerates modern Jews from the murder of Christ.
Israel again attacks the Headwater Diversion Plan of Syria and Jordan.
December 8: The Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church declares –
"The Church repudiates all persecutions against any man. Moreover, mindful of her common patrimony with the Jews, and motivated by the gospel's spiritual love and by no political considerations, she deplores the hatred, persecutions and displays of anti-Semitism directed against the Jews at any time and from any source".
(See e.g. Pope ALEXANDER VI).
  In Israel – The Planning and Building Law is promulgated to establish 'blue lines' around every community in Israel as the limit of any development. Any land outside these 'blue line' is considered as agricultural. These lines are drawn liberally around Jewish communities and very restrictively around Palestinian communities.
Unrecognised Palestinian villages are outside the blue lines and are therefore considered illegal and face demolition no matter how long they have existed.
promote terrorism
In Morocco,
King Hassan ll passes recordings to Israel of a key meeting between Arab leaders held to discuss whether they were prepared for war against Israel.
On the basis of these recordings, as well as other intelligence information gathered in the years leading up to the war, Israel launches a preemptive strike on the morning of June 5, 1967, bombing Egyptian airfields and destroying nearly every Egyptian fighter plane.
King Hassan secretly recorded the 1965 meeting because he did not trust his Arab League guests.
Meir Amit, Israel's Mossad chief at the time, describes the Morocco operation as "one of the crowning glories of Israeli intelligence" in a memo to then-prime minister Levi Eshkol.

In Egypt – President NASSER executes Islamic ideologue SAYYID QUTH (chief mentor of OSAMA BIN LADEN), thus further radicalising Islamic fundamentalism. (See 1954).
17: Over Spain – A United States B-52 bomber collides with a refuelling tanker during a secret mission over Europe crashing near the small town of Palomares on the Mediterranean coast. Seven US airmen are killed in the collision but thankfully the four nuclear bombs failed to detonate and Spain was spared a nuclear disaster. The first bomb had lands without an explosion or any radiation leak although the second and third were “substantially damaged upon impact”. But it is the fourth which leaves US commanders baffled. A desperate search and rescue operation ensues involving land and sea teams, who rushing to beat the Russians to pick up the lost device, but it soon becomes clear that the bomb had landed somewhere in the Mediterranean sea.
Today, all that remains of the incident are signs on the quiet Spanish beach warning tourists not to enter the contaminated area.
Four U.S.
nuclear bombs
fall on Spain
October 29:
The Queen and Prince Philip visit the devastated Irish village of Aberfan – nine days after the tragedy. Nine days after the disaster which killed 144 (116 of whom were children), the Royals paid their respects to the distraught villagers of Aberfan. When presented with flowers from a little girl with the card: 'From the remaining children of Aberfan,' the Queen welled up and has since privately said not visiting sooner is one of her biggest regrets.
Chagos Islanders abused
December 30: The British and United States governments sign an agreement to allow the American armed forces to use any island of the British Iindian Ocean Territories (Chagos Islands) for defense purposes for 50 years (through December 2016), followed by a 20 year optional extension (to 2036) to which both parties must agree by December 2014.
Between 1967 and 1973, the entire population of the islands is forcibly removed and relocated to Mauritius and the Seychelles to make way for a joint United States–United Kingdom military base on Diego Garcia.
(As at 2010, only the atoll of Diego Garcia had been transformed into a military facility for the United States).
Imperialism's abuse
of aboriginal residents.

In Jerusalem – Israeli authorities seize the ancient 'Temple Scroll' (11QTemple) from an antiquities dealer.
North Yemen – Egypt has about 50,000 of its troops tied up in a civil war in support of Yemen's royalist faction, making it less ready for any conflict elsewhere.
Mid-April: Israel's Mirage III fighter-bombers shoot down six Syrian MIGs over the Golan Heights.
May 14: The Soviet Union informs Egypt that Israel is preparing to attack Syria with whom Egypt has a mutual defence treaty. The Egyptian army is mobilized, many of whom are poorly trained peasants because of Egypt's existing involvement in Yemen.
15: Israel holds its independence Day military parade in West Jerusalem near the Jordanian border.
17: The United Nations unarmed troops are withdrawn from the Israel-Egypt border on the demand of Egyptian president, NASSER.
Syria accuses Israel of massing troops on its border.
Egypt discovers that the Soviet report to it is false.
23: Egypt's military leadership inform NASSER that Egypt is ready for war and he announces the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israel, cutting its oil supply route.
30: King HUSSEIN of Jordan signs a mutual defence pact with Egypt in response to perceived Israeli intentions to take Jerusalem from Jordan
Israel's military leadership insists on war as a preemptive action against Egypt in spite of Prime Minister ESCHOL's opposition to military action.

Israel's Six-day War
Israel prepares its South African-licensed Mirage aircraft for its impending war with its neighbours.
Thursday: Israel Prime Minister LEVI ESCHOL, who had believed that war could be avoided after the American promise to supply oil to Israel, in Israel's first unity government (Memshelet Likud Leumi) surrenders the Defence portfolio to MOSHE DAYAN
under pressure.
Sunday: An Israeli National Unity Cabinet session led by DAYAN decides to embark on war, after hearing from Major-General MOTTI HOD that an Israeli Air Force attack is necessary, because it will take Egypt at least a year to be ready for war (according to minutes of the meeting of the Generals examined by Miko Peled, son of General Peled).
Persons in the cabinet meeting who take the decision to attack without warning are –
1.   General Moshe Dayan   Defence Minister   Israel flag
2.   Zeev Sherf   Minister of Trade & Industry
3.   Yosef Sapir   Minister without Portfolio
4.   Menahem Begin   Minister without Portfolio
Monday: Two hours before dawn, Israeli airforce launches strikes against 'Arab forces'. The Israeli army captures El-Arish (capital of Sinai) and engages in tank battles over a 200-mile front.
The Suez Canal is closed to shipping.
Tuesday: Israel takes control of Gaza, Bethlehem, Hebron, and most of Sinai.
Wednesday: Temple Mount (Haram esh-Sharif) is captured by General MOSHE DAYAN from the Jordanians.
Jewish looters damage mosques and the Dead Sea Scrolls are removed from the Palestine Archaeological Museum.
Thursday: The Israeli military division under Brigadier General ISRAEL TAL reach the Suez Canal at Qantara, Egypt, this morning.
Egypt admits defeat.
After eight close-surveillance flights, Israeli fighter jets attack the American communications ship – USS Liberty, in international waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, with rockets, cannon fire, and napalm, killing 34 US sailors and wounding 173.
Israel attempts to prevent the USS Liberty’s radio operators from sending a call for help by jamming American emergency radio channels.
Israeli torpedo boats machine-gun Liberty's lifeboats at close range which are lowered to rescue the most-seriously wounded, after firing five torpedoes at the Liberty, one of which struck the side of the ship.
attack is only called off by Israel when an open radio transmission from the US Sixth Fleet to the US rescue force authorizes them to attack the Israeli attackers.
Admiral THOMAS MOORER reports (January 16, 2004) –
"U.S. military rescue aircraft were recalled — not once, but twice — through direct intervention by the Johnson administration. Secretary of Defence ROBERT McNAMARA’s cancellation of the Navy’s attempt to rescue the Liberty, which I confirmed from the commanders of the aircraft carriers America and Saratoga, was the most disgraceful act I witnessed in my entire military career."
Captain WARD BOSTON, in a sworn affidavit, later reveals that the [Navy] court was ordered by the White House to cover up the incident and find that Israel’s attack was “a case of mistaken identity.
  (See fuller details). See also: CIA report on the Israeli attack on USS Liberty.
Syria submits to a UN brokered cease-fire, but attacks by Israel still continue; Damascus is bombed and the Golan Heights are occupied.
Israel observes the UN cease-fire. Suez Canal remains closed (see 1975).
The 619 residents of the Maghribi Quarter in Jerusalem are given three-hour notice to vacate their homes before Israeli bulldozers (supervised by TEDDY KOLLEK) reduce them to rubble to accommodate Jewish pilgrims.
In Jerusalem – Four hundred Arab families are evicted from the Moroccan Quarter in Jerusalem, after only a three-hour notice to evacuate their homes. Similar incidents take place at Qalqilya.
In Jerusalem – Temple Mount (Haram esh-Sharif) is returned to the control of the Muslim Wakf.
In West Jerusalem – Israel's Knesset (Parliament) formally approves a Law for the Protection of Holy Places:
The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places.
Whosoever desecrates or otherwise violates a Holy Place shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of seven years.
Whosoever does anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.
This Law shall add to, and not derogate from, any other law.
The Minister of Religious Affairs is charged with the implementation of this Law, and he may, after consultation with, or upon the proposal of, representatives of the religions concerned and with the consent of the Minister of Justice make regulations as to any matter relating to such implementation.
This Law shall come into force on the date of its adoption by the Knesset.
In Jerusalem – Israel's Knesset formally annexes Arab Jerusalem (East Jerusalem) to the State of Israel. (See 2000).
The enlarged municipal area borders are gerrymandered to exclude large Palestinian populations so that the Jewish population will form a majority.
American betrayal of its own
in the interest of Israel
It only becomes known much later that Israel had prepared a 'doomday' action, of detonating a nuclear bomb in Sinai
if they were in danger of lossing the Six Day War, according to Israeli leading nuclear scholar Avner Cohen.
this Six-Day War, Jewish Reb [Rabbi] YOEL tells pious Satmar Hasidim not to approach the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, feeling that it will show support for the secular government that claimed to have liberated it. The applies to other so called "holy places" which Satmar Hasidim do not visit, partly in protest of the secular Zionist government, which they view as an abomination. Satmar Hasidim also refuse to take any social benefits from the Israeli government, and view negatively other Haredi groups that do so. Their institutions in Israel are funded by private donations solicited abroad. According to Reb YOEL –
"The Talmud explains that we are bound by three strong oaths
not to ascend to the Holy Land as a group using force,
not to rebel against the governments of countries in which we live, and
not by our sins, to prolong the coming of Moshiach"
Satmar Hasidic
sect of Judaism
VaYoel Moshe Grand Rebbe YOEL TEITELBAUM explicitly declares that –
" has been these Zionist groups that have attracted the Jewish people and have violated the Oath against establishing a Jewish entity before the arrival of the Messiah. It is because of the Zionists that six million Jews were killed."
(emphasis mine)
True Torah Jews
Against Zionism
In East
Jerusalem – Israel destroys the Mughrabi quarter to build the Western Wall Plaza, including one of the few remaining mosques from the time of Saladin and about 300 Palestinian homes.
In Israel – The Israeli Defence Force Chief Military Prosecutor lays formal charges recommending court martial proceedings against a number of Israeli military personnel concerning the June 8 attack on the USS Liberty,
but prior to the start of court martial, the Israel Defence Force cleverly submits the matter to an examining judge to confirm prosecution, who rules:
"I have not discovered any deviation from the standard of reasonable conduct which would justify the committal [sic] of anyone for trial."
In New York – The United Nations calls for the annexation ('unification') of East Jerusalem to be rescinded.
In Hebron – The tombs of the Jewish patriarchs in Hebron, under its mosque, are opened to non-Muslims for the first time in 700 years. (see 1267AD).
So, cover-up continues
7: The Palestinian population of East Jerusalem go on a general strike against Israeli confiscations of Palestinian land.
Israel's military defeat of her Arab neighbours leads to an escalation of Palestinian terrorism.
feed terrorism
Israel begins
frantically building high-rise apartment blocks around East Jerusalem at French Hill, Ramat Eshkol, Ramot, East Talpiot, Neve Yakov, and Gilo, mostly on confiscated Palestinian land, to increase the Jewish proportion of the city (for control purposes), causing an aesthetic disaster to the Jerusalem skyline.
8: In West Jerusalem – Palestinian militants of Al Fatah attempt to blow up the Zion Cinema.
21: Egyptian naval forces sink “The Eilat”, killing 47.
22: In reaction to Israel's conquests, the United Nations Security Council passes Resolution 242, stating that all –
"Member states in their acceptance of the Charter of the United Nations have undertaken a commitment to act in accordance with Article 2 of the Charter –
Affirms that the fulfillment of Charter principles requires the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East which should include the application of both the following principles:
Withdrawal of Israeli forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict, 
Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force".
(In May 1968, the Israeli ambassador to the UN expressed Israel's position to the Security Council on this resolution)
23: The UN Secretary General appoints GUNNAR JARRING as Special Envoy to negotiate the implementation of the resolution with the parties, the so-called 'Jarring Mission'. The governments of Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon recognized Jarring's appointment and agreed to participate in his shuttle diplomacy, although they differed on key points of interpretation of the resolution. The government of Syria rejected Jarring's mission on grounds that total Israeli withdrawal was a prerequisite for further negotiations. (The talks under Jarring's auspices last until 1973, but bears no results. After 1973, the Jarring mission is replaced by bilateral and multilateral peace conferences.)
See: October 22, 1973.
Israel – Rabbi ZVI YEHUDA KOOK persuades the Israeli government to approve the building of Jewish settlements in Palestinian Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, and sends his students to the mission of 'final redemption' conquest of the Land which would bring the Messiah.
Gush Emunim's
perverse ideology
Brooklyn, USA – Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Rabbi YEHUDA KOLKO, Dormitory Counselor at Yeshivas Mir, begins his forty years of child molestation. (See: 1984).
Gaza, Palestine – Israel frees Sheikh AHMED YASSIN from prison (detained on instruction of Egypt's President Nasser) who later forms HAMAS. (David Shipler, a New York Times reporter, later reports that he was told by the Israeli military governor of the Gaza Strip, Brigadier General Yitzhak Segev, that the Israeli government had financed the Islamic movement Hamas to couteract the PLO and the communists).
See: 2007
in 2012, Johnathan Cook, an international journalist living in Nazareth, writes –
"Under international law, Israel’s rule in the West Bank and Gaza is considered 'belligerent occupation' and, therefore, its actions must be justified by military necessity only. If there is no occupation [in response to a 2012 report by an Israeli government appointed panel concerning Jewish outpost in the West Bank headed by Justice Edmond Levy that there is no 'occupation' of the West Bank], Israel has no military grounds to hold on to the territories. In that case, it must either return the land to the Palestinians, and move out the [Jewish] settlers, or defy international law by annexing the territories, as it did earlier with East Jerusalem, and establish a state of Greater Israel."
Israel's options

West Bank, Palestine – The Palestinian villages of Dayr Ayyub, Imwas, Yalo, and Bayt Nuba are completely demolished by Israel's Defence Force, and their 14,000 inhabitants expelled, on orders of Yitzhak Rabin.
(The site is later developed by the Jewish National Fund into a recreation Park funded by unknowing Canadian Jews and in 1973 is named Canada Park).
The evil of occupation
March 21: In Jordan – Israel's Defence Force attacks the Jordanian village of Karameh (where FATAH is headquartered) using heavy weaponry, armoured vehicles and fighter jets. The Jordanian Army becomes involved, causing the Israel Defence Force to retreat in order to avoid a full-scale war.
Killed in conflict: 150 FATAH militants; 20 Jordanian soldiers; and 28 Israeli soldiers.
  The Palestine Liberation Organization now formally adopts terrorism as its primary policy. The Consequence
Jerusalem – Israel passes its third Basic Law: The Government.
America – MEIR KAHANE founds the Jewish Defence League.
1: Ambassador ABBA EBAN expresses Israel's response to the Security Council resolution 242 of 1967 –
"My government has indicated its acceptance of the Security Council resolution for the promotion of agreement on the establishment of a just and lasting peace. I am also authorized to reaffirm that we are willing to seek agreement with each Arab State on all matters included in that resolution."
Sirhan B Sirhan
RFK assassination by
Palestinian-American 'Christian'
Sirhan B Sirhan
Egypt's War of Attrition officially begins with sparse Egyptian artillery bombardment of the Israeli front line on the east bank of the Suez Canal. (Artillery bombardments in the following months kill some Israeli soldiers.)
5: In Los Angeles, California, USA – Senator and presidential candidate ROBERT F. KENNEDY is assassinated by twenty-four-year-old Palestinian Christian SIRHAN B. SIRHAN in the Ambassador hotel in reaction to Kennedy's unconditional support for Israel in its June 1967 six-day war (Kennedy had also promised to send 50 fighter jets to Israel if he was elected president). The anniversary celebration of Israel's American-supported victory had incensed Sirhan who had been drinking. Sirhan's mother later explained in court testimony that their family had been dispossessed by Jewish Zionist aggression in Palestine which had left a permanent scar in Sirhan's young mind.
October 9, Wednesday: A 12-year-old girl Jewish MICHAL ARBEL is secretly lowered through the 28-cm-hole in the floor of the Hebron Mosque into the cave of Machpela, taking photographs of the interior, measuring and making a sketch. General MOSHE DAYAN (who was present) describes this as the first entrance by a Jew into the tomb of the Patriarchs since the days of king Herod.
The 'Israel Labour Party' is formed out of a union of the Mapai Party, 'Ahdut ha-Avoda', and Rafi (Reshimat Po'ale Yisrael).
Hebron, Palestine – Orthodox Jews establish a presence (see 1936).
November 22: On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, a car bomb kills 12 and injures 54 in Mehane Yehudah market in Jerusalem.  
An Israeli airborne group seizes Lebanon's Beirut airport and blows up most of Lebanon's commercial air fleet.
the USA – America's fourth sect of Judaism, 'Reconstructionist Judaism', found their Rabbinical College (others being Orthodox, Conservation, Reform). Most Reconstructionist Jews reject traditional forms of theism, many are deists, a small number accept Kabbalistic views of God, or the concept of a personal God.
Israel – The Mossad owned freighter Scheersberg A delivers 200 tons of Congo uranium oxide (operation Plumbat) for the French-built nuclear reactor at Dimona in the Negev Desert and for production of weapons-grade plutonium under direction of physicist Yuval Ne’eman. The ship docks in the eastern Turkish port of Iskenderum and its captain and crew abandoned the ship and disappear.

February: YASSIR ARAFAT becomes leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Egyptian President NASSER declares the previous year’s ceasefire agreement with Israel to be null and void.
February 13: In Zurich, Switzerland – Israeli airliner is attacked by Palestinian terrorists.
March: In Israel – bomb-attacks on Jewish institutions continue in Jerusalem.
Cambodia – America begins secretly bombing.

Meir Misrepresentation
June 15: In Israel – GOLDA MEIR states to 'The Sunday Times' – in refutation of Palestinian complaints –
"There is no such thing as a Palestinian people...
It is not as if we came and threw them out and took their country. They didn't exist."
July 20-24: Almost the entire Israeli Air Force bombs the northern Suez Canal sector, destroying Egyptian anti-aircraft positions, tanks and artillery. The aerial offensive continues until December and reduces Egypt's anti-aircraft defence to almost nothing. It manages to reduce the artillery bombardment somewhat. However, shelling with lighter weapons – especially mortars – continues.
Radical 'Christian' Zionism
August 21: In Israel – DAVID ROHAN, Australian 'Christian tourist', sets fire to the Al Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount (the Haram) in Jerusalem, destroying the famous Nur ad-Din pulpit and the great wooden beams supporting the ceiling, and precipitating a violent riot over suspicions of Jewish complicity. ROHAN cites HERBERT ARMSTRONG's (Church of God) editorial in the Plain Truth magazine as his reason.
In Switzerland – The Roman Catholic 'Society of St. Pius X' is formed by Archbishop MARCEL LEFEBVRE, opposed to the liberalizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council, particularly its outreach to Jews.
In London, UK – Egyptian ASHRAF MARWAN (later Dr., who married Nasser's daughter) is recruited as an agent for Israel's Mossad.  

Growing concern about military support
for occupation of Palestinian land.
April 28: In Israel – A group of high school seniors about to be drafted into the Israel Defence Force sends a letter to Prime Minister GOLDA MEIR expressing their reservation about the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the War of Attrition and the government's failure to take steps to avoid conflict. The Israeli press dub them 'Shministim' (Hebrew: שמיניסטים), literally "twelfth graders".
Norman Borlaug
is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for starting the "Green Revolution" that now encompasses the globe. He cross-bred numerous strains of wheat that would be drought-resistant, disease-resistant, and that would have increased yields (amount of wheat that you get from each acre), with bigger, heavier, wheat kernels, and still strong enough to hold themselves upright in the wind and rain. He took his techniques to the Middle East and North Africa, saving more millions of lives. His achievements with wheat were replicated with rice as well, feeding the people of Southeast Asia.
June: The Soviet Union's military presence in Egypt increases to 12,150 personnel, plus 100-150 pilots.
25: An Israeli A-4 Skyhawk, in an attack sortie against Egyptian forces on the Canal, is pursued by a pair of Soviet-piloted MiG-21s into the Sinai Peninsula. The Skyhawk is hit and forced to land in a nearby air base.
In response, Israel plans and executes an ambush of Soviet-piloted MiGs.
Sadat agrees to end the war, but begins planning for the 1973 'Yom Kippur' War which takes place three years later.
September 6-9: Palestinian terrorists highjack four commercial airliners, three being flown to northern Jordan and held hostage with passengers and crew, resulting in Jordan's military action against the PLO.
September 28: Egypt's President NASSER dies of a heart attack, and Vice President ANWAR al-SADAT takes over.

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