On 22 May 1967, President Nasser addressed his pilots
at Bir Gafgafa airbase in Sinai:
"The Jews are threatening war – we say to them
ahlan wa-sahlan (welcome)!"
By Unknown - Downtown Express, Public Domain,
|People in a bomb shelter at Kibbutz Dan, Wikipedia|
That moment was a turning point, a watershed moment in Jewish and World History, and the State of Israel goofed.
|Egypt Surrenders, 1967|
Instead of accepting Gd's miracle and message, that we The Jewish People and The State of Israel as its tool is supposed to be fully sovereign over all of the Biblical Land of Israel, plus whatever additional Land came into our hands in this amazing war, the Eshkol Labor Leftist Government aimed for peace and conciliatory relations with the Arab countries.
Within hours of liberating Har Habayit, the Temple Mount, the symbolic key was given to the Moslems and we Jews made do with the much less holy Western Wall.
In addition, the Israeli Government only approved minimal "settlement" for civilians in the newly liberated Land, since it expected the Arabs to be happy to get it back in exchange for "peace." That was the invention of the concept "occupied territories," and we're paying the price for that awful decision to this day.