Bernard Lewis, Phd, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, in his 1995 book The Middle East, wrote:
"The responsibility for the war of 1967 is...difficult to allocate. As
more information becomes available about the sequence of events leading
to the opening of hostilities, it seems that the participants were like
characters in a Greek tragedy, in which at every stage the various
actors had no choice but to take the next step on the path to war."
Was Israel the Aggressor in the 1967 "Six Day" War?
Charles De Gaulle, the late President of France, was quoted in an Oct.-Nov. 1999 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs article titled "De Gaulle Calls Jews Domineering, Israel an Expansionist State," stated to Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban shortly before the 1967 War:
"Don’t make war. You will be considered the aggressor by the world and by me."
Norman Finkelstein, PhD, former Assistant Professor of Political Science, DePaul University, in the Sep. 2002 "An Introduction to the Israel-Palestine Conflict," wrote:
among the Zionist leadership's regrets in the aftermath of the 1948 war
was its failure to conquer the whole of Palestine. Come 1967, Israel
exploited the 'revolutionary times' of the June war to finish the job."
The National Information Center - Syria, in an entry retrieved from their Golan website (accessed Sep. 29, 2000) titled "How does Israeli greediness in the Golan appear in 1948 - 1967?" contained the following:
"Israel was always the war initiator and aggressor despite what it alleged before 1967."