Golda was the individual in Israel most responsible for the Yom Kippur war going as badly as it did to begin with.Yes King Hussain secretly flew to Israel and told her war was coming. Israeli intelligence knew war was coming even if they didn't know the date and told Golda to preempt as Eshkol had done in 1967. Good old Golda she wanted the world to see Israel as the victim so she wanted to wait for the arabs to fire the first shot. If that woman had not been so worried about international opinion and she listened to people who knew what they were talking about the lives of many Israeli soldiers could have been saved and it could have been another 1967 style victory rather than coming close to defeat. Just about the only thing she did right in that war was remind Nixon that if Israel went down it had the capability to take the arabs down with it in a mushroom cloud which is what made him change his mind about supplying Israel fresh weapons to make up for early .losses so it was possible to go on the offensive. Everybody loves Golda but when push came to shove she didn't do what was needed to protect the country at a time when the countries very existence was under threat. She might have been the first woman PM but she should not be remembered as a great PM.
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from the article: The Yom Kippur War controversy: Silence is Golda