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FACTBy the end of the war, Israel had captured enough territory to more than triple the size of the area it controlled. The victory enabled Israel to unify Jerusalem as well as capture the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Israel hoped the Arab states would enter peace negotiations and signaled to the Arab states its willingness to relinquish virtually all the territories it acquired in exchange for peace. As Moshe Dayan (Israeli soldier) put it, Jerusalem was waiting only for a telephone call from Arab leaders to start negotiations.
Then in August 1967, Arab leaders adopted a formula of three noes: “no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel.”
Book by: Mitchell G. Bard