A three-day academic conference in Doha that marks the 50-year anniversary of the June 1967 War will open on Saturday May 20, 2017.  “The June 1967 War: Fifty Years On”, hosted by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, will bring together 30 scholars from across the Arab region to discuss the factors that provoked the war and its regional repercussions. The focus of this conference reflects the fact that the 1967 War was a watershed in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reverberations of which can be felt in every sphere of life in some Arab countries. Worldwide, its battles still inform military doctrine.

The conference aims to address some of the shortcomings in the Arabic literature surrounding the events of the war and its continuing resonance. It will also seek to understand the real reasons behind Arab military defeat in the conflict. Participants at the meeting will focus specifically on the military developments along the Syrian, Jordanian and Egyptian fronts, as well as the Israeli narrative of the events which took place between 5 and 10 June, 1967.

The conference will conclude on Monday, May 22 with a panel of eyewitnesses who lived through the political upheaval of the conflict.

To find out more about the meeting, click here to read the Background Paper.

All sessions will be conducted in Arabic.