The Israeli Commander Who Ignored Intelligence Orders and Saved His Troops

On the eve of the Yom Kippur War, Lt. Col. Nitzani looked at the Suez Canal through his binoculars and ordered his soldiers to go on full alert. One of his soldiers tells the little-known story

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On October 3, 1973, Lt. Col. Shlomo (Moni) Nitzani, commander of the 79th Armored Corps Battalion, assembled his soldiers in the Shekem commissary at the Rephidim base in Sinai. He began with an update on the...