June 5th marks the 50th anniversary of a preemptive Israeli airstrike that destroyed the Egyptian air force on the ground, paving the way for Israel to defeat Egypt, Jordan and Syria. It became known as the “Six-Day War.”  Analysts agree that the war transformed the U.S.-Israeli relationship and the balance of power in the Middle East. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from the State Department.

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