A war in 1967 between Israel and its Arab neighbors re-shaped the modern Middle East. The Six Day War, or the June ’67 War as Arabs prefer, means something different to both sides. To Israelis, victory brought reunification of Jerusalem and expanded the Jewish state. For Arabs, it’s a humiliating defeat that cost them the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza.
50 Years Ago: The World in 1962 A half-century ago, the space race was heating up and the Cold War was freezing over. Soviet missile bases discovered in Cuba triggered a crisis that brought the