Looking at an official map of Israel, one gets the impression that the country’s territory stretches from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Jordan River in the east. This is because Maps printed in Israel do not present the Green Line separating Israel’s sovereign territory from the territories it occupied in 1967. The disappearance of the Green Line from the map is not accidental – it is the result of secret resolutions made by the Israeli government several months after the war. Transcripts of the Security Cabinet discussions and related documents are presented here.

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Transcripts of the Ministerial Committee on Security session,
October 18, 1967

Resolution B/9 of the Ministerial Committee on Security.
18 October, 1967

Draft Resolution prepared by Minister Allon ahead of Government meeting,
3 November, 1967

Transcripts of the Ministerial Committee on Security session,
November 12, 1967

Resolution B/21 of the Ministerial Committee on Security,
12 November 1967

Minister Allon's lettor to head of Surveying Department,
30 October 1967

Obscuring the border: a note by Ministry of Interior Executive Director,
10 September 1967