As the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War approaches, it is interesting to take a look at how the BBC reported that event at the time – not least in order to be able to compare those reports with content produced years after the event.
A section of the BBC News website titled “On This Day” includes archived reports mostly from the years 1950-2005.
Among the entries for May 30th is an article titled “1967: Egypt and Jordan unite against Israel“.
“The King of Jordan and President Abdel Nasser of Egypt have signed a joint defence agreement.
The news came as a surprise to Egyptians and foreigners alike since King Hussein has often been criticised for cosying up to the West. […]
Today, King Hussein was met at Almaza military airport by the president on an unannounced visit to the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
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