June 10th 1967: Six-Day War ends
On this day in 1967, the Six-Day War in the Middle East ended as Israel observed the UN ceasefire and ended its advance into Syria. The war was a result of high tensions in the area with clashes over territory and mutual attacks. Israel went to war with Egypt, Jordan and Syria on June 5th 1967 with Israeli surprise bombing raids on Egypt. The war ended with a decisive Israeli victory which gave them effective control of the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria.