Mutawi, Samir A. Jordan in the 1967 War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Jordan was the most deeply affected of all the Arab nations by Israel’s victory in the 1967 war, in which huge tracts of Arab land, including the West Bank, Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights, came under Israeli occupation. This is the first study to consider the war from the Jordanian perspective. It analyses the reasons for Jordan’s unreserved and, to many, unexpected participation and provides a detailed description of the dramatic three days of war, including an analysis of the effects of Egyptian control of the Jordanian-Israeli border. The outbreak of war is placed against the background of inter-Arab rivalries that dominated the Arab world prior to 1967 and Jordanian perceptions of Syria’s role in formenting Arab-Israeli confrontation. The author’s use of interviews with surviving Jordanian participants-politicians, military commanders, intelligence personnel and most importantly King Hussein, combine to provide a new perspective on the war and on Jordan’s position in the immediate post-war period.