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  • Remembering The Yom Kippur War: An American's Story

    10/06/2013 2:59:56 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies
    Israel Forever Foundation / Israel News Agency ^ | October 5, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Remembering The Yom Kippur War: An American's StoryBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency / Israel Forever FoundationAs I write the diary below memories begin to pour back along with the anxiety and tears that we all experienced at the time. For many of us, the scars of war will never heal. Nor should they. image Israel was unprepared for a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt. The Yom Kippur War took the lives of 2,688 Israeli troops. Sitting in the relative safety of a suburban Long Island home, I first heard news reports of Arab armies attacking Israel on October...
  • Israel Sobered By Syria Debacle

    09/15/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 9/13/13 | P. David Hornik
    Saturday marks Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and, this year, the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, the greatest trauma in Israeli history. On the morning of October 6, 1973—the day on which Yom Kippur fell that year—Chief of Staff David Elazar met with Prime Minister Golda Meir and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan to warn that the Egyptian and Syrian armies were about to attack Israel. Elazar urged a preemptive strike; six years earlier, in the Six-Day War, Israel’s preemptive strike had proved highly effective. But Meir and Dayan, who were under...
  • Reminiscing of Yom Kippur 1973

    09/22/2012 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Begona's Hope ^ | 9/22/2012 | BegonaB
    The world watches the war of words between Israel and Iran. President Ahmadinejad’s call for the annihilation of the Zionist regime has lost its edge because of overuse. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reply that Israel has the right to defend itself is as expected as the sun rising in the morning. However, tensions rose to a new high last week with the comment by Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi that “of course this confrontation has always continued; however, since we are in the era of The Coming, this war will be a significant war” (Mashregh news). He was referring to Imam...
  • Israel must awaken from post-Yom Kippur syndrome

    10/14/2012 1:19:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | Friday, October 11, 2012 | Israel Harel
    Years ago at a conference in Amman, a few Israelis and Egyptians were sitting together chatting. One of the Israelis was asked when he had last visited Egypt. "On October 16, 1973," he answered, somewhat humorously. "And without a passport. I crossed the Suez Canal with my unit until we withdrew a few months later. But now we have peace; I don't mean to insult anyone." A minor commotion ensued. That never happened, some of the Egyptians responded. One of them, a retired general, said to his friends: "Technically, the Israeli is not lying. We drew them across the canal...
  • A Volunteer Remembers The Yom Kippur War

    09/25/2012 6:22:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    The Jewish Reporter ^ | September 25, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    A VOLUNTEER REMEMBERS THE YOM KIPPUR WARBy JOEL LEYDENSitting in the relative safety of a suburban Long Island home, I first heard news reports of Arab armies attacking Israel on October 6, 1973. It was not exactly clear what was transpiring in the Middle-East. News reports were censored and the media was not overly kind to Israel. I heard my father say that Israel’s UN Ambassador Abba Eban was to address the United Nations General Assembly. I did not know of Abba Eban, I was expecting an Israeli to speak with a thick Israeli accent that most would not understand....
  • Gingrich: Muslim Brotherhood ‘Mortal Enemy’

    02/08/2011 8:20:29 PM PST · by jageorge72 · 39 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 07 Feb 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    "The Muslim Brotherhood is a mortal enemy of our civilization, they say so openly, their slogan says so openly, their way is Jihad, their method is death."
  • Uneasy Feelings on this 37th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

    09/17/2010 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    JINSA ^ | September 17, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    On the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War and the yartzeit this month of more than 2,500 Israel soldiers who gave their lives in a war for the very survival of the State and the protection of their homes and families, the United States has nearly completed the turn of its policy. The objective of American diplomacy used to be to ensure that Israel received the recognition of the Arab States that it was due as a member of the United Nations. That recognition was to have resulted in the "secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of...
  • Yom Kippur War’s Miracle Parachute Survival Story

    12/20/2009 1:06:34 PM PST · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies · 759+ views
    Israel National News ^ | December 20, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyhahu
    Benny Ben-Dror parachuted from an exploding helicopter in the Yom Kippur War and miraculously survived. Ben-Dror had kept his survival story secret from the public until now. “I was discharged from the IDF in August '73,” explains Ben-Dror, who is now 58, “and one Saturday morning in October I got a call: ‘There’s going to be a war. Come.’”
  • Thirty-Six Years Ago Today, Richard Nixon Saved Israel—but Got No Credit

    10/06/2009 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Jbny · 84 replies · 3,761+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | October 6th, 2009 | Jason Maoz
    Precise details of what transpired in Washington during the first week of the Yom Kippur War, launched by Egypt and Syria on October 6, 1973, are hard to come by, in no small measure owing to conflicting accounts given by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger regarding their respective roles. What is clear, from the preponderance of information provided by those directly involved in the unfolding events, is that President Richard Nixon — overriding inter-administration objections and bureaucratic inertia — implemented a breathtaking transfer of arms, code-named Operation Nickel Grass, that over a four-week period...
  • Was The Perfect Spy A Double Agent?

    05/11/2009 7:21:38 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 973+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2009 | Staff
    (CBS) Sometimes history is shaped by unknown people who operate in the shadowy world of espionage. And this story of war, deception and murder has a plot worthy of a John le Carre novel. Thirty-five years ago, the armies of Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against the state of Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Militarily, it ended in a stalemate, but in practical terms the war changed the map and the politics of the Middle East. At the center of it all is a little known story about one man who played...
  • In Israel, Remembering The Yom Kippur War

    10/08/2008 12:10:34 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies · 579+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | October 8, 2008 | Joel Leyden
    In Israel, Remembering The Yom Kippur War By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ----October 8, 2008 .....As I wrote the below account 5 years ago, the first time retracing steps taken thirty-five years ago during Yom Kippur in Israel and the US in October 1973, memories began to pour back along with the anxiety and tears that we all experienced at the time. For many of us, the scars of war will never heal. Nor should they. Sitting in the relative safety of a suburban Long Island home, I first heard news reports of Arab armies attacking Israel on...
  • Nasser son-in-law dies in fall from balcony

    06/29/2007 6:22:29 AM PDT · by Valin · 34 replies · 1,155+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/28/07
    Cairo: The son-in-law of former Egyptian president Jamal Abdul Nasser, named by Israeli officials as a source for Mossad, "lost his balance" before a fall from his London balcony, Egyptian state media said yesterday. Ashraf Marwan, who died on Wednesday, had been living in London for many years after leaving Egyptian government service in the late 1970s. Israeli media say that Marwan, who was married to Nasser's daughter Mona, had passed a warning to Israel's Mossad intelligence agency on the eve of the 1973 Middle East war that Egypt and Syria were about to attack. The Times of London reported...
  • Kazakhstani Veteran of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War

    07/23/2005 2:27:54 AM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 1 replies · 740+ views
    Noviy Vestnik (New Herald) Karaganda, Kazakhstan ^ | July 20th, 2005 | Sergey Tereshchenko
    Original title: "Egyptian"Karagandan took part in the last Arab-Israeli war Karaganda resident Danakan Nurgaliev is a man with a rare history. He is the only one in our city with the rights and benefits of a soldier-internationalist, though he was never in Afghanistan. Danakan Kasymovich did his duty in a country a bit further away - in Egypt, during the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. "I was born in the Taldykurganskaya district in 1952," Danakan said. "When called up for military service, I was sent first to Amur, in the air defense forces. After about a half-year they sent us through...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the 87th. Armored Recon. Battalion (5/73 -10/73) - Apr. 12th, 2005

    04/11/2005 10:02:04 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 105 replies · 1,387+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Israel: Against All Odds

    01/13/2005 5:10:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies · 707+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-12-05 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Abraham Rabinovich, a reporter for the Jerusalem Post and a United States Army veteran. He is the author of the new book The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter that Transformed the Middle East. FP: Mr. Rabinovich, welcome to Frontpage Interview. It is a pleasure to have you here. Rabinovich: Thank you for inviting me. FP: What inspired you to write on this war? Rabinovich: I covered the Yom Kippur War as a reporter for The Jerusalem Post. It lasted less than three weeks but was such an intense, monumental, event that I could not...
  • Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Hatima Tov ( -- Palestinian Terrorism on Yom Kippur)

    09/24/2004 11:58:36 AM PDT · by anotherview · 24 replies · 713+ views
    Israel, Zionism, Politics, and Aliya (blog) ^ | 24 September 2004 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Friday, September 24, 2004 Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Hatima Tov by Caitlyn M. Martin Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar and the most solemn day in the Jewish year, starts at sundown this evening. (As of this writing it has already started in Israel.) For Jews around the world it is a time of fasting, prayer, and repentance. In Israel everything shuts down for Yom Kippur, from television and radio stations, to public transportation, to all non-emergency government services. Most Israeli Jews, even those who normally consider themselves secular, will be in a synagogue for Kol Nidre...
  • Yom Kippur War transcripts released

    10/13/2003 8:51:07 AM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 342+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 13, 2003 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Politicians were insufficiently informed, and failed to understand the information they did have on the eve of the Yom Kippur War, said Yuval Steinitz, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, on Sunday as he released secret committee transcripts from the eve of the Yom Kippur War. The transcripts, kept from the public until now for security reasons, were released as required by law after 30 years — save for two sections, which may be released later, said Steinitz at a press conference in the state archives in Jerusalem. Some of the information failure arose from questions politicians...
  • The Yom Kippur War;The Last Nuclear Moment

    10/06/2003 10:35:26 PM PDT · by the_greatest_country_ever · 22 replies · 628+ views
    The New York Times | October 6,2003 | Avner Cohen
    The Last Nuclear Moment By AVNER COHEN Since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the world has come to the nuclear brink only twice. The first, and better known, was the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The second, and much less discussed, occurred in the early days of the Yom Kippur war, which began 30 years ago today. The shock Israelis felt at the Egyptian-Syrian surprise attack on Oct. 6, 1973, can best be compared to that felt by Americans after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Israel was caught totally unprepared: the government had assumed...
  • On Yom Kippur War anniversary, tapes renew debate on Sharon's role

    10/06/2003 6:03:09 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 184+ views
    SF Chronicle / AP ^ | 10/4/03 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    <p>As a reserve general in the 1973 Mideast War, Ariel Sharon pushed a division toward the Suez Canal in violation of orders, and tapes of field radio exchanges show how easily Israel's future prime minister brushed off his superiors.</p> <p>The tapes, kept in an attic for three decades, as well as other now-it-can-be-told revelations, have reignited debate about the conflict that broke out 30 years ago Monday, and became known as the Yom Kippur War.</p>
  • Same war, different story - (Yom Kippur War)

    10/05/2003 8:40:32 PM PDT · by Phil V. · 3 replies · 538+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Saturday, October 04, 2003 Tishrei 8, 5764 | Amos Harel
    w w w . h a a r e t z d a i l y . c o m Last update - 22:12 04/10/2003 Same war, different story From crossing the Suez Canal to launching Red Sea bombing missions, members of the Israel Defense Forces General Staff recount and reflect on their experiences during the Yom Kippur War By Amos Harel The following statistic may sound somewhat surprising: About half the members of the current Israel Defense Forces General Staff didn't participate in the Yom Kippur War. They lived through the most traumatic experience in Israeli history - and still...
  • Egyptian exhibits celebrate 1973 'victory'

    10/05/2003 6:45:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 429+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-5-03 | ERIK SCHECHTER
    While Jews around the world will be observing Yom Kippur with fasting and prayer, Egyptians will be taking a legal holiday. The sixth of October marks the crossing of the Suez Canal on the first day of the 1973 October war, a war Egyptians insist they won. (Click here to read a special Jerusalem Post report, "30 Years to the Yom Kippur War.") It was only afterward, they contend, that the Israelis started to take Anwar Sadat's diplomatic overtures seriously. Since the assassination of Sadat in 1981, the Egyptian president no longer reviews a military parade in honor of the...
  • Yom Kippur War Volunteers - 30 Years On - Israel

    10/03/2003 2:55:19 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies · 564+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 3, 2003 | Joel Leyden
    Yom Kippur War Volunteers - 30 Years On As I write the diary below, the first time retracing steps taken thirty years ago in Israel in October 1973, memories begin to pour back along with the anxiety and tears that we all experienced at the time. For many of us, the scars of war will never heal. Nor should they. - Joel Leyden Due in part to faulty intelligence and arrogance, Israel was unprepared for a Syrian / Egyptian surprise attack. The Yom Kippur War took the lives of 2,688 Israeli troops. Jerusalem---October 2003...Sitting in the relative safety of a...
  • Losing for peace

    10/03/2003 2:22:10 PM PDT · by anotherview · 2 replies · 140+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2 October 2003 | Saul Singer
    Oct. 2, 2003 Losing for peace By SAUL SINGER Over the past 30 years, a notion has congealed that the Yom Kippur War allowed Egypt, the most important Arab country, to make peace with Israel. There is truth to this, but not for the reason many people think. According to our received wisdom, Egypt could only make peace with Israel after it had restored the honor it lost in the stunning defeat of the 1967 Six Day War. To this day, Egypt celebrates the war it calls the "October War" as its glorious victory, focusing on how the great Israeli...
  • Major-General Benjamin Peled -- obituary

    07/16/2002 5:38:49 PM PDT · by dighton · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Major-General Benjamin (Benny) Peled, who has died aged 74, was the Commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) from 1973 to 1977, leading it during the traumatic days of the Yom Kippur War.On October 6 1973 Egypt and Syria attacked Israel simultaneously, catching her unprepared and off guard. With war on two fronts - Egyptian troops crossing the Suez Canal, and Syrian tanks rolling into the Golan Heights - and with no reserves mobilised to face the enemy, the task of stopping the Arab invasion was left to the small regular army and the IAF. Defence Minister Moshe Dayan phoned...
  • The PLO's Phased Plan

    04/13/2002 10:51:32 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 1 replies · 294+ views
    Israel's War Against Terror ^ | 4/13/02 | Israel's War Against Terror
    In the October 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Arab states launched a surprise attack against Israel on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Once again they tried to eliminate Israel, further motivated this time by the desire to redeem their honor after their major defeat in the 1967 Six-Day War. Though Israel was initially caught off guard, it then regrouped and repelled the Arab attack, but not before incurring heavy casualties. The war convinced the Arabs that they would not be able to destroy Israel militarily within its post-1967 boundaries. Thus they embarked upon a new three-stage strategy for...