How Israel Removed Egypt From the Mideast Strategic Equation

The ‘1967-for-1948’ deal was clinched in 1973

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Begin and Sadat meet in Egypt, 1979.
Begin and Sadat meet in Egypt, 1979.

In the discussion of the Yom Kippur War and its aftermath, a crucial perspective, which places the war in its broad historical context, is missing. This perspective also allows for a reexamination of the meaning of victory, which has become so complex in the contemporary era, when wars no longer end in a bunker in Berlin or aboard a battleship in Tokyo Bay.

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