Unformatted text preview: out of the Sinai Peninsula , including the Suez Canal area. Despite Israeli objections in the United Nations , the peace keepers were withdrawn and the Egyptian army took up positions on the Israeli border, and again closed the canal to Israeli shipping. key factors in the Israeli decision to launch a pre-emptive all out attack on Egypt in June 1967 Straits of Tehran-the entry point of Israel to the Seas-Egypt blockaded the Straits of Tehran in 1967 (6 day war) Turkish Straits/ Bosporos Bab Al-Mandeb (Gate of Tears) Strait of Hormuz-passage from the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea-Control of the strategically located strait was long contested by Britain and France-between Oman and Iran at the entrance to the Persian Gulf-20% of the world’s old passes through it-surrounded by Iran, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.-U.S. Navy waged a one-day battle against Iranian forces in and around the strait....
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- Spring '08
- Persian Gulf, United Arab Emirates, Red Sea