Let's face it, Yonatan, because of a sentiment of Israeli military invincibility as a result of of the pre-emptive 1967 Si-Day ware, there developed the conceptia, the belief that Egypt and Shyria would lnot attack because they knew they would lose. So, it happened, and Moshe Dayan and others thought the Day of Final Reckoning had come. With 2,650 Israeli soldiers killed, can we call this a victory? And Sadat got what he wanted, withdrawal in stages from the Occupied Sinai. When I was in Israel at the time, a volunteer for a year in Kibbutz Gevim, nobody wanted to hear about giving up land. There was just too much heady pride and grandiloquence. Chaval.
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