On the anniversary of the 1973 October War
, and 36 years after that momentous event, Arabs who have witnessed those crucial days believe that war unites the Arabs, and that peace with Israel divides them.
The Arab World witnessed the emergence of a strong leftist wave immediately after the 1967 defeat, which extended to the 1973 October War
It said the demonstrations would be in celebration over "our great victory against the Zionist enemy", in reference to the 1973 October War
between Israel and Arab countries.
Summary: <p>On Tuesday, many in the Middle East will be marking the anniversary of the 1973 October War
which pitted Egypt and Syria against Israel.
The 1974 Rabat summit convened on the backdrop of the 1973 October war
may be the only summit which formulated a new rational vision towards supporting the Palestinian cause, as it recognized the PLO as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.
To their credit, Saudi leaders have historically used considerable diplomatic steps to devise and apply the country's oil policy, most memorably when King Faisal openly employed oil as a "political instrument" in response to the massive American military airlifts to Israel at the height of the 1973 October War
, or when King Fahd ordered Riyadh to pay London with crude for an arms sale in the mid-1980s.
The Egyptian army, "which had no political role," defeated Israel in the 1973 October War
during Ramadan, the statement said, as opposed to the 1967 Six Day War, during which the army was "involved in politics" and "neglected its real military duties" that led to the loss.
Famously, they failed to spot Moscow's SA-2 air defence umbrella over the Suez Canal that facilitated Egypt in launching the 1973 October War
Dr Ahmad Bin Rashid Bin Saeed, professor of political information at King Saud University of Riyadh, said that the timing of the historic visit coincides with the ongoing functions marking the anniversary of 1973 October War
Egypt helped kick off North Korea's nuclear programme by sending a few Soviet R-17 missiles (SCUDS) to be de-engineered after the 1973 October War