Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi, the brother-in-law of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Sunday for Jerusalem Day about his book "The Six-Day War Scroll," commemorating the liberation that took place 49 years ago in the 1967 Six Day War.
The historian began by noting that he wrote his book as a scroll in the format of the Bible, emphasizing that "we are now in a period in which we witness miracles no less great…than the miracles of the Bible."
He explained that he tried to convey in the book the great victory that took place as Israel defeated five attacking Arab armies and liberated eastern Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and Gaza – and he sought to emphasize the divine providence that enabled the victory.
"Without God helping us here in this war we couldn't achieve the same achievement, we couldn't achieve 1% of what we received, in fact we were on the brink of total defeat," he noted.
Ben-Artzi stated that given the miraculous nature of the Six Day War, Israel should respond to the miracle by saying "yes," and settling the land that God gave the Jewish people.