2018-04-23 02:04:13 UTC
The mercurial Moshe Dayan halts the offensive early, just after taking the Old City of Jerusalem. His rationale is not wanting to destabilize Hashemite Kingdom and not wanting too absorb an "excessive" Palestinian population.
Here were the battle lines at 1000 hours on 7 June, 1967, when the conquest of Jerusalem's Old City, including the Wailing Wall, was complete.
To see what this map looks like, go to this youtube video and pause it at 51 seconds it, where it illustrates the situation at 1000 on the 7th:
By this point the Israelis had slightly "thickened" their border along the central coast and had taken East Jerusalem, and the significant Jordanian-Palestinian towns of Jenin, Qalqilya and Ramallah.
However, the majority of West Bank land, and the significant Jordanian-Palestinian towns of Tulkarm, Nablus, Jericho, Hebron and Bethlehem were not yet occupied.
Dayan's revised guideline is that there should be no infantry or armored assaults on those remaining population centers and that any remaining threats for Jordanian forces should be silenced mainly by artillery or air strikes. Levi Eshkol defers to Dayan's judgment, even if Cabinet member Menachem Begin and some other officers complain.
Meanwhile, operations continue apace in the Sinai, and the war still concludes with the final Israeli operation to seize the Golan Heights.
In the ATL, Jordan will have a much harder time disowning itself from the Palestinian issue like it did between 1974 and 1984.
How is Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian history changed by this?
Are there any knock-on effects of significance for the Yom Kippur or Lebanon Wars? What about knock-on effects related to Camp David negotiations with Egypt in the 1970s, or other diplomacy between Israel and its neighbors in the 1990s?