The 'other' Yom Kippur War
Both Egyptians and Israelis are (separately) marking the 40th anniversary of the same war of 1973, yet are unable to agree on its name nor even its date - let alone its outcome.
That history is written by the victors is one of those truisms that is actually often untrue. The modern world, in which the majority of societies are literate, showcases the energetic resilience of competing narratives – and mythologies – of the same event. This is nowhere more apparent than across enemy lines. In the Arab-Israeli context, I have been exposed to the conflicting histories on both...
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