The end of World War II saw the decline of the British Empire and the rise of the American. It was then that both the Kashmir and Palestinian 'problems' were created; and now, half a century later, the political cancers have grown to threaten not only their regions and the countries created at that time, but the entire world.
Historical opportunities come infrequently, another was missed by the Israelis in 1967, which this interesting article reviews with some candidness, though not enough. For the Israelis actually instigated the 1967 and knew very well they would easily defeat the weak and mismanaged Arab armies. Furthermore, through covert CIA operations, the US helped the Israleis win the war quickly and spectacularly, and is thus much more culpable for what has happened since, and for what is happening today, than Washington wants to admit.