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Six-Day War: Knesset Commemoration Following Victory

(June 12, 1967)

On June 12, 1967, the Israeli Knesset gathered following the conclusion of the Six-Day War to commemorate their lost countrymen and congratulate themselves on an unnexpected victory.  Prime Minister Eshkol addressed the Knesset, giving a brief recount of the events of the previous week and once again outlining the fact that Israel had no choice but to defend herself.  To read the complete transcript of the Commemoration of IDF Casualties and Congratulations on Victory in Battle from the Sixth Knesset, please click here.  

Source: Jewish Council for Public Affairs