Atlantans remember when war in the Middle East felt close to home

This week, DAVE SCHECHTER, a former CNN senior national editor, shares Atlanta’s connections to Israel’s Six-Day War, which occurred 50 years ago this June.

Fifty years ago, Atlanta’s Jewish community was on edge. As the 1967 calendar turned from May to June, the prospect of Israel fighting for its survival grew more likely, especially after Egypt ordered U.N. peacekeepers out of the Sinai peninsula in mid-May and then closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.