This article ignores the fact that Egypt and Syria started the 1973 war, with full support, knowledge and advice from the Soviet Union. Even the timing, the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday, was suggested by the Soviets. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ron
    • 31.12.11 | 06:44 (IST)

    And there were no plans by Rabin to attack Syria in May 1967. This also was a Soviet invention to justify Nasser's breaking of the 1957 agreements and order the UN troops to leave the Sinai. When Premier Eshkol invited the Soviet Ambassador in May 1967 to freely check the Israeli-Syrian border, the latter refused...

    from the article: Soviet envoy warned Nixon and Kissinger against Mideast war in 1973, documents reveal
    First published 06:10 30.12.11 | Last updated 06:10 30.12.11
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