Arabs did start this war - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '1'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '14'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Dino
    • 06.10.10 | 15:40 (IST)

    But in reality Yom Kippur War was just a continuation of the previous one: Six Days War. Everyone in Israel knew that if Sinai and Golan weren't returned by some sort of agreement, there would be another war. The moment Egypt got what it wanted - peace agreement which included Sinai - war was not in their minds again. Today, even if Syria and Hezbollah were to attack Israel, Egypt most certanly wouldn't join them. If Syria would get Golan by some agreement, they would also lose any desire for war. That would also mean that Hezbollah would lose most of its bite, as well. While in 1948. they all probably thought that they could reach Tel Aviv and destroy Israel, today, situation is different. Even the most fanatical Syrian nationalist knows that Israel is here to stay, and any statements to the contrary are just rhetoric for domestic consumption. Arab pride is a powerful driving force. If they feel slighted, they seek to get even, and won't stop until they feel that slight has been rectified.

    from the article: Newly released documents: Division and disarray on eve of Yom Kippur War
    First published 00:57 06.10.10 | Last updated 00:57 06.10.10
Haaretz Headlines
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump speaks to supporters, May 03, 2016.

In Indiana, Trump completes hostile takeover of GOP

After the N.Y. billionaire’s Indiana victory, many Americans pinched themselves and said: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Flags fly at half mast at NATO headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016.

Turkey lifts veto, NATO okays Israel office in its Brussels HQ

Jerusalem interprets the Turkish decision as another sign that Ankara desires to normalize relations with Israel.

Palestinian Hamas militants march in front of a mock burnt Israeli bus during an anti-Israel rally

Gaza tensions rising as Israel gains edge over Hamas tunnels

Hamas is under pressure twice over, from both the worsening domestic situation in the Strip and the militant organization potentially losing its main threat against Israel.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn joins a doctors and teachers protest in centr

Labour scandal illustrates Zionism's main problem

The government's attempt to confuse anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism ignores the fact that Zionism can no longer fulfill the heart’s desire of the citizens of the state it founded.