On May 28, 1967, Israeli forces clashed with the Syrian army. President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt turned to his wife and said, “The Israelis will attack Egypt,” she recalled several years later. “He indicated the exact day – the following Monday.“His prediction came true. Israel attacked on June 5, 1967, in the morning.”This is one of several revelations in Tahia Abdel Nasser’s account of her husband’s life, which has just been published in English. It is made all the more astounding by the unanswered question: If Nasser knew the Israelis would attack, why was his air force sitting on the ground when the strike came? Nasser: My Husband was originally compiled by Tahia in 1973. Starting when Nasser was off in Syria in 1959 dealing with the United Arab Republic, the political union of Syria and Egypt, she began writing: “I spent nearly three years constantly writing.” But then she threw everything away She attempted to write again in 1972, but it was not until 1973 that she was able to begin this volume.