How things work.... Jordanian edition....June 5 was the anniversary of the outbreak of the Six Day War. This year, it coincided with the 28th day of the Jewish month of Iyyar, which is the date on the Jewish calendar on which the Old City of Jerusalem was liberated.
At the time, the Arabs were lying, telling their people that they were winning the war.
But here's a cable from the British Ambassador to Jordan to Britain's Foreign Office that tells a very different story. It was sent 49 years ago today, June 6, 1967.
#OnThisDay 1967: King Hussein of Jordan's appraisal of how the Six Day War was going.— James Vaughan (@EquusontheBuses) June 6, 2016
Spoiler: not very well. pic.twitter.com/liVdwAdtUm