Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, this volume describes the fighting between Israeli and Egyptian forces in the Sinai during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
. Color maps of the battlefields provide a detailed visual reference to the events discussed.
Following the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, Israel returned part of the Golan Heights to Syria, and in 1982, Israel completed its return of the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt.
"Since the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, Israel has had a destructive wartime economy that weakens its society, suffocates its economy and threatens its existence as an independent state," wrote left-leaning Israeli entrepreneur Ofer Kornfeld in the June 24 issue of Haaretz.
Hamady's article bested four other contestants: Don Baucom's, "Eisenhower and Ballistic Missile Defense: The Formative Years;" Dino Brugioni's, "The Effects of Aerial and Satellite Imagery on the 1973 Yom Kippur War
;" James Corum's, "The Luftwaffe and its Allies in World War II: Parallel War and the Failure of Strategic and Economic Cooperation;" and Manny Horowitz's, "Were There Strategic Oil Targets in Japan in 1945?"
This one-sided Israeli victory transformed the modern Middle East and sowed the seeds of strife that led to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, and the current Palestinian intifida (uprising).
Whether discussing Mustafa Kemal's stubborn defense at Gallipoli during the First World War, Major General Erwin Rommel's improvisations to cross the Meuse River in 1941, of Lieutenant Zvi Greengold's brave leadership by example on the Golan Heights in 1973 Yom Kippur War
, decisive combat leadership was pivotal to the outcome of a critical battle.
In a not-so-subtle shift from her earlier, heart-tugging treatment of Golda Meir as Big Mother in a Bunker, Tovah Feldshuh injects more steel into her portrayal of the beleaguered prime minister of Israel during the 78-hour period at the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, when she sweated out the decision to play the nuclear weapons card.
Havana and Jerusalem have not had diplomatic ties since Fidel Castro broke them just before the 1973 Yom Kippur War
. Following that war, Castro sent advisors to Syria, and throughout the years has offered training and support to enemies of Israel such as the PLO's Yasser Arafat, Libya's Muammar Qaddafi and Iraq's Saddam Hussein.
Ilan was a former fighter pilot and weapons specialist who fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur War
and in the 1982 Lebanon War.
In the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, she made history by being the only woman to report from the front lines, disguising herself as a man to get into a zone forbidden to women throughout the six weeks of the war.
On this tour he participated in 6th Fleet operations aboard USS Independence (CV-62) during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
and the Cyprus Crisis in 1974.
If Israeli officials are to be believed, the threat of a Syrian attack on Israel is growing daily, and is greater today than at any time since the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, due to Syria's aggressive re-armament.