The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East

The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East

Abraham Rabinovich

during this galvanizing account of the main dramatic of the Arab-Israeli hostilities, Abraham Rabinovich, who stated the clash for the Jerusalem submit, transports us into the midst of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Rabinovich’s masterly narrative starts as Israel convinces itself there'll be no battle, whereas Egypt and Syria plot the two-front clash. Then, on Yom Kippur, Saturday, October 6, 1973, we see Arab armies pouring around the shattered Bar-Lev Line within the Sinai and during the Golan defenses. Even the famed Israeli air strength couldn't cease them. at the Golan by myself, Syria despatched 1,460 tanks opposed to Israel’s 177, and a hundred and fifteen artillery batteries opposed to Israel’s eleven. And for the 1st time, footsoldiers wielding anti-tank guns have been in a position to cease tank fees, whereas surface-to-air missiles safe these troops from air attack

Rabinovich takes us into this inferno and into the internal sanctums of army and political selection making. He permits us to witness the dramatic turnaround that had the Syrians at the run through the next Wednesday and the nice counterattack around the Suez Canal that, as soon as all started, took overseas intervention to halt.

Using broad interviews with either individuals and observers, and with entry to lately declassified fabrics, Rabinovich indicates that the drama of the struggle lay not just within the battles but in addition within the apocalyptic visions it prompted in Israel, the hopes and fears it encouraged within the Arab international, the heated conflicts on either side in regards to the behavior of the conflict, and the concurrent American face-off with the Soviets in Washington, D.C., Moscow, and the Mediterranean. A finished account of 1 of the pivotal conflicts of the 20 th century.

From the Hardcover edition.

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