Israel must awaken from post-Yom Kippur syndrome
While Egyptians celebrate 'October victory,' Israelis see the Yom Kippur War as a defeat. Both are mistaken.
Years ago at a conference in Amman, a few Israelis and Egyptians were sitting together chatting. One of the Israelis was asked when he had last visited Egypt. "On October 16, 1973," he answered, somewhat humorously. "And without a passport. I crossed the Suez Canal with my unit until we withdrew a few months later. But now we have peace; I don't mean to insult anyone."
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