Kippur War Files Reveal the Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel and Golda's Soviet Fears

To mark the 48th anniversary of the start of the war, the State Archive is releasing historical documents that uncover new details – like what happened to the plan to bomb Damascus

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Ofer Aderet
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“He should demand tanks and Phantoms immediately. He should say ‘SOS’ to Kissinger,” Prime Minister Golda Meir told her colleagues in the heat of the Yom Kippur War. “They don’t love Jews at all. Jews are weak – or worse. They’ll throw us to the dogs.”

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