Israel was in the middle of the war of attrition, with over a thousand deaths over the years between the 67 nad 73 wars. Egypt was not showing any sign of willingness to negotiaite and thought they could wear down Israel by attrition. Authors are trying to re write history with more antiI Israeli propaganda.Israelis clearly thought no ground war was imminent. Khartoum conference of 67 stated no negotiaitions with Israel. Was Sadat braking out of the arab mold?
Australian police arrest 5 over shooting 'linked to terrorism' (Reuters)
from the article: CIA report on Yom Kippur War: Israel had nuclear arsenal