by Shlomo Witty, January 21, 2021

As noted here, newly opened state archives have enlarged our information about the Yom Kippur war of 1973, when Israel’s Arab neighbors again tried to destroy her, attacking on Yom Kippur, the day most Jews were in synagogue. Golda Meir, the then Israeli Prime Minister, was rightly pessimistic about the likelihood of obtaining much needed foreign aid. Her desperate plea to US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was rejected, even though he was himself a Jew and understood the dangers that beset Israel. ‘They’ve thrown us to the dogs,’ she said. Shlomo Witty writes of some of the guesswork decisions that led to spectacular repulsion of the Arab aggressors.

AUTHOR: Shlomo Witty is a writter for Arutz-Sheva, Israel National News. His articles include many on ancient and recent Israeli history.

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