Defense Ministry releases new Six Day War testimonies by IDF generals

The IDF Archives in the Defense Ministry unveiled on Sunday new testimonies by military generals in the aftermath of the 1967 Six Day War, which shed new light on the concerns, frustrations, and assessments of IDF brass relating to the conflict that shapes Israel to this day.

The testimonies include lessons learned after the war, and major concerns held by generals on the eve of the conflict, including over the outcome of the battles, and the lack of faith they felt they had received from elected officials.

Testimonies by the former chief of staff Yitzhak Rabin, OC Southern Command David Elazar, OC Central Command Uzi Narkis, and OC Southern Command Yeshayahu Gavish were released by the archives.


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