Nixon and Kissinger understood Israeli military power to be an asset to America, not a liability, and they formulated a strategy designed to exploit that power.
Claims that the unexpected nature of the Egyptian and Syrian attack in 1973 didn’t ultimately matter are belied by the historical evidence.
Michael Doran, a leading analyst and author of “The Hidden Calculation Behind the Yom Kippur War,” discusses his essay and the eerie resonances between 1973 and 2023.
The spirit of ’48.
Acquiescing to American restraint would have led to an Israeli defeat, and peace between Egypt and Israel might never have happened.
A rabbi’s reflections on the Yom Kippur War may bear some relevance today.
“Shock, bewilderment, a slight nausea, a sudden urge to fight back the tears that welled in my eyes.”
Clarice Lispector, anti-Semitism, and Macabéa.
It’s long been the greatest question about the war: why Israel waited to be attacked. But what if it was convinced to wait by its closest ally, the United States?
“God Hidden in Heaven’s Vaults.”
The IDF should have been prepared for an attack. It wasn’t.
From Mount Sinai to the Yom Kippur War.
Singing at the frontlines.
He was not Bob Hope on a USO tour.