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Historical Israel-Arab wars Discuss the strategies and the situation of the historical Israeli-Arab wars from 1948-1982 and it's implications on Israel.

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Six Day War

Background- http://www.zionism-israel.com/dic/6daywar.htm

Six day war Timeline (Israeli-Arab 6 Day war Chronology) - http://www.zionism-israel.com/his/six_day_war_timeline.htm


Israel Intelligence Timeline 1961-1967 - http://zionism-israel.com/Israel_esp...ix_Day_War.htm

The Six Day War: Forty years after - http://www.zionism-israel.com/log/ar.../00000394.html

A Diary of the Six Day War - Prologue - http://www.zionism-israel.com/ezine/...ar_Diary_0.htm


The Victory and The Lie: Four Decades after the Six-Day War a Soviet Lie and local Mismanagement threaten to deprive Israel of its Victory - http://zionism-israel.com/ezine/Six_Day_War_lie.htm



Six Day War (UK) - A U.K. - http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/


Maps of Israel Six Day War 1967

Map of Israeli Conquest of Jerusalem, June 5-7, 1967
Map of Egyptian Front Israel 6 Day War - June 5-6
Map of Egyptian Front Israel 6 Day War - June 6-7
Map of Jordanian Front in Israel 6-Day War 1967

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Chronology of the First Arab-Israel War of 1948 - http://www.zionism-israel.com/his/Is...8_timeline.htm




Israel - Map of War of Independence - Arab Invasion 1948 - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Israel_1948_1.htm


Map of October Attacks - War of Independence 1948 - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Israel_1948_2.htm



Map of War of Independence - Operation Horev (Ayin) - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Israel_1948_3.htm


Operation UVDA - http://zionism-israel.com/IDF_Negev_...asts_Uvda.html


Operation Kilshon (Qilshon) - http://zionism-israel.com/dic/operation_kilshon.htm & http://zionism-israel.com/dic/operation_kilshon.htm

Israel: War 1948 - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/...y/1948toc.html







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Israel - Map of Suez Campaign 1956- Initial Stages
Israel - Map of Suez Campaign 1956- Final Stages

The Lavon Affair - http://www.mideastweb.org/lavon.htm


The Suez War of 1956 -http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/...y/1956toc.html

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Exclamation Yom Kippur War: Called the October War or the Ramadan War by Arab states

Yom Kippur War
(In Hebrew - Mil'hement Yom Kippur) Yom Kippur is pronounced approximately Yohm Kee poor') (Called the October War or the Ramadan War by Arab states).
In October 1973, Egypt and Syria launched a war against Israel, after the Israeli government headed by Golda Meir rebuffed Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's offers to negotiate a settlement. The Egyptians crossed the Suez Canal on the afternoon of October 6, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish religious calendar. The Israeli government had ignored repeated intelligence warnings. The quick victory of the 6-day war, reinforced by well planned Egyptian disinformation, had lulled the Israeli government and well as most of the army and intelligence service, into a false sense of security.They were convinced that Israeli arms were a sufficient deterrent to any aggressor.

Note - Accounts of the battles, particularly in Sinai, are still shrouded in some secrecy and are often contradictory. Several accounts of the war have been censored heavily or were not allowed to appear at all by Israeli authorities. The following account is based primarily on the account in "Righteous Victims" by Benny Morris, and supplementary information from "The Eve of Destruction" by Howard Blum, and on other sources.

Prologue
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had twice announced his intention to go to war, but nothing had happened. In 1971, he had announced a year of decision, and claimed he was ready "to sacrifice a million Egyptian soldiers" to recover the lands lost in the 6-day war.

Egypt pressed the USSR for large quantities of sophisticated weaponry. The Soviets were skeptical about Egyptian military capabilities, unenthusiastic about another war after the debacle of 1967, and slow to deliver arms. Sadat was disenchanted with the Soviets and in July of 1972, expelled thousands of Soviet military advisors. This move reinforced the disinformation Israel was getting from Egypt, giving the impression that Egypt was not ready for war.

The Egyptian war plan was the conception of General Saad El Shazli, who was promoted to Chief of Staff. Shazli's plan compensated for Egyptian deficiencies in air-power and coordination in battle in several ways. Chiefly, it would set a limited objective - to cross the canal and recover a small strip of land in Sinai. Staying close to Egypt would give the Egyptians the umbrella of the SAM-3 surface to air missiles. The plan would be rehearsed until every detail was perfect and carried out with the benefit of complete surprise, so that the battle would go exactly as planned, without enemy interference that would require improvisation.

Egypt and Syria agreed on a coordinated attack in April of 1973. However, the Syrians required, as a condition of their cooperation, that the Egyptians penetrate deeply into Sinai. A plan of this nature was apparently shown to the Syrians, but it was never meant to be implemented. The date of October 6, 1973 was chosen to begin the war, supposedly because on that evening the moon would shine from sunset to midnight, thereafter giving total darkness to allow the Egyptians to hid their canal-crossing bridges, and because October 6 promised a minimal difference between high and low tide, facilitating the bridge building. The Egyptians thought the Yom Kippur holy day, the most solemn day of the Jewish religious calendar, would ensure minimum Israeli readiness. Israeli TV and radio stations would be shut down, making a speedy mobilization, usually carried out by broadcasting the code words of different units, much more difficult. In reality, the fact that roads are empty on Yom Kippur and everyone is at home may have facilitated mobilization, but it was an unsettling blow to morale.

Egyptian war planning was precise and methodical. The Egyptians had met with heads of Arab states and coordinated support. President Sadat met secretly with Saudi Arabian King Feisal on August 23, 1973, to inform him of the planned attack and to get cooperation in the form of an Arab oil boycott. [1] The combined Egyptian-Syrian air-force, reinforced by squadrons from Iraq, Libya and Algeria as well as some North Korean pilots, outnumbered the Israelis 2 to 1. Deficiencies in armor were compensated by huge numbers of hand-held Sagger anti-tank missiles. To compensate for Israeli air-superiority, Egyptian and Syrian armor would stay under the protective umbrella of the Soviet SAM-3 surface to air missiles, stationary installations that depended on ground radar stations. The canal was lined with two huge earthen embankments, on the Egyptian and Israeli sides. To cross effectively, the Egyptians would need to make holes in the embankments. Experiments showed that the most efficient method of destroying the embankment was the use of water cannon. 450 huge water cannons were acquired from Germany. Specially engineered Soviet pontoon bridges were purchased for use in crossing the canal. This activity was partly covered by the announcement of a training exercise, Tahrir 41. This provided cover not only against Israeli intelligence, but also to keep the knowledge of the attack from Egyptian soldiers. Very few in Egypt knew they were about to go to war.

None of this activity, the preparations, the procurement, the training or even the announcement on September 11 on Cairo Radio that Egyptian President Sadat and King Hussein of Jordan were "discussing the preparations for the fateful battle against Israel," made any impression on Israel's intelligence assessment. The Israelis ignored a specific and detailed warning by King Hussein of Jordan, delivered in secret, as well as CIA warnings. Repeated announcements by Sadat that war was imminent had come to naught, reinforcing Israeli opinion that he was bluffing. After the swift victory of 1967, Israel intelligence and military were over sure of themselves. In May and August, Sadat had mobilized the Egyptian army in apparent readiness for an attack. Israel mobilized, but the attack never occurred. Either these were deliberate bluffs, or Egypt had been deterred by Israeli mobilization. However, each of these mobilizations was costly, and Israel was reluctant to undertake another mobilization for yet another false alarm. Moreover, a carefully nurtured Egyptian double agent, code named "the in-law," had also convinced Israeli intelligence that Egypt was unready to go to war, and continued to disseminate disinformation up to the outbreak of hostilities. In the last days before the war, it was no longer possible to hide that fact that families of Soviet advisers were leaving. Egyptians were certain that Israelis knew by now that there would be war, and this was relayed by the double agent, but nonetheless ignored by Israel. On the day before the attack, the agent transmitted the false information that the attack would begin at 6 PM. In fact, the attack was to begin at 2 PM, and the Israelis lost four hours of warning.

When the intelligence reports were finally believed, on the morning of the attack, PM Golda Meir and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan decided not to mobilize reserves. At dawn on October 6, Chief of Staff David (Dado) Elazar pressed for total mobilization, which would require 48 to 72 hours. Elazar also wanted an air-strike against the SAM missile protective umbrella. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan agreed only to mobilization of two divisions and their support troops - about 50,000 men and refused the air-strike. According to some accounts, he did not want to give the Arabs a pretext for saying Israel had provoked the war. According to other accounts, he simply didn't believe there would be a war. The decision was postponed to about 11 AM. It was decided to mobilize about 100,000 troops, a compromise.


The Egyptian Front

The Israelis were caught by surprise in more ways than one. Israel had conquered the Sinai peninsula and Suez Canal in the 1967 6-day war. Along the canal, the Israelis had constructed what should have been formidable defenses. A series of 31 forts, the Bar Lev line, had been built, and a network of gas operated flamethrowers was supposed to be activated in the event of Egyptian attack. However, Ariel Sharon had objected to the static defense concept, and about half the original forts had been closed down, to be replaced by a mobile defense that was not yet fully developed. The remainder of the forts were manned with skeleton crews and were intended to act as watch posts A huge exercise held the previous spring to simulate the response to an Egyptian crossing of the canal proved to be a disaster in many ways, but the faults were not corrected. Israeli intelligence had an intricate electronic listening network beneath the streets of Cairo, but apparently, due to an oversight, it was not activated. When the attack came, it was discovered that there was no gas for the flame-thrower network. The US had also apparently held up defense procurement for key items because it was dissatisfied with Israeli intransigence in responding to Sadat's peace overtures.

Egyptians poured huge numbers of troops across the canal unopposed and began setting up beachheads. The Israel army had neglected basic maintenance tasks and drill. As troops mustered, it became apparent that equipment was missing and tanks were out of commission. A tiny number of soldiers faced the Egyptian onslaught in the few forts of the Bar Lev line and were wiped out after stubborn resistance. The Soviets had sold the Egyptians new technology - better surface to air missiles (SAM) and hand held Sager anti-tank weapons. Israel had counted on air power to tip the balance on the battlefield, and had neglected artillery. But the air-force was initially neutralized because of the effectiveness of SAM missiles, until Israel could destroy the radar stations controlling them. Futile counterattacks continued in Sinai for several days as Israeli divisions coped with traffic jams that prevented concentration of forces, and with effective Egyptian resistance.




Yom-Kippur War - Map of initial Egyptian attacks and Israeli Counter Attacks

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1973 October War (Yom Kippur War) - Egyptian Front - http://www.mideastweb.org/octoberwarmapegypt.htm


Israel - Map of Yom Kippur War Overview of Battles on the Golan (Syrian) Front - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Syrian_Front_1.htm



Israel - Middle and Final phase of Syrian Front - Yom Kippur War - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Map_Yom_Kippur_Syrian_Front_I1I.htm



Israel - Middle and Final phase of Syrian Front - Yom Kippur War -http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/M..._Front_I1I.htm



Israel - Initial phase of Syrian Front - Yom Kippur War -
http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/M...n_Front_I1.htm

Israel - Map of Yom Kippur War - Second Egyptian Offensive and Israeli Counter-Attacks on the Sinai Front - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/E..._Front_III.htm

Israel - Map of Yom Kippur War showing initial battles on the Sinai Front - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Egyptian_Front_I.htm

Operation Gazelle - Israeli Suez Canal Crossing Part I - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Egyptian_Front_V.htm

Israel - Map of Yom Kippur War - Second Egyptian Offensive and Israeli Counter-Attacks on the Sinai Front - http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/E..._Front_III.htm



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Could someone send me a link about Israel's ancient wars?

Thanks! By the way let me attach a song about the Six days war. By the Swedish metal band, Sabaton:

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Maps of Israel Wars




Maps of Israel War of Independence


<A href="http://www.zionism-israel.com/maps/Israel_map_Uvda.htm">Maps of Israel Suez (Sinai) Campaign 1956


Israel - Map of Suez Campaign 1956- Initial Stages
Israel - Map of Suez Campaign 1956- Final StagesMaps of Israel Six Day War 1967

Map of Israeli Conquest of Jerusalem, June 5-7, 1967
Map of Egyptian Front Israel 6 Day War - June 5-6
Map of Egyptian Front Israel 6 Day War - June 6-7
Map of Jordanian Front in Israel 6-Day War 1967




Maps of Israel Yom Kippur War 1973

Egyptian Front- Map of Stage I of the Yom Kippur War in Sinai
Egyptian Front Map - Overview of the Yom Kippur War in Sinai
Egyptian Front- Map of Stage II of the Yom Kippur War in Sinai
Map of Operation Gazelle - Israel Crossing of Suez Canal in Yom Kippur War - (First Part)
Map of Operation Gazelle - Israeli crossing of Suez in 1973 Yom Kippur War (Second Part)
Map of Yom Kippur War Syrian Front Initial Phase
Map of Yom Kippur War Syrian Front Final Phase
Yom Kippur War Overview Map of Syrian Front

Maps of Israel Security Fence and Peace Negotiations

Maps of Security Fence

Map of Security Fence/Barrier According to IDF (1000K)
Map of Security Fence/Barrier According to Betselem (300K)
Detail Maps of the Israel Security Fence

Israel Security Fence - Detail Map - Northern Section
Israel Security Fence - Detail Map - Qalqilia Section
Israel Security Fence - Detail Map - Jerusalem Section
Israel Security Fence - Detail Map - Southern Section
Map of Palestinian State proposed by President Clinton in December 2000 and accepted by Israel
Map of Hezbollah Terrorist Rocket Attacks - July 2006
Map of Israeli Operations in South Lebanon - July 2006
Map of areas bombed in Beirut to July 21, 2006
Palestine Land Ownership Map 1944



Middle East Maps at MidEastweb
Israel Maps collection at MidEastWeb:

Israel Disengagement Map- 2005
Israel Security Fence (Apartheid Wall) - UPDATED March 2005
Map of Gaza

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Flag Description: white with a blue hexagram (six-pointed linear star) known as the Magen David (Shield of David) centered between two equal horizontal blue bands near the top and bottom edges of the flag










Israel Timeline
  • 1800-1500 BC Abraham, the father of the Jewish People, lived during this era








  • 63 BC The Romans conquered the region
  • 66-70 AD the Jews stage a rebellion against the Roman rule
  • 132-135 AD The Romans forced the Jews to leave the region of Israel when it then became known as Palestine
  • 600s The Arabs conquered the region
  • 1000s -1200s The Crusades when Christians tried to claim the area and particularly Jerusalem
  • 1800s The Zionists start a movement to set up a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1900s Conflict between the Jewish and Arab populations
  • 1914 - 1918 WW1
  • 1917 The Balfour Declaration issued by Great Britain supporting the idea of a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 1939-1945 World War II and the Holocaust when approximately 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis
  • 1947 The United Nations divided the region into an Arab and a Jewish state
  • 17 May 1948 The Nation of Israel was established
  • 1950 The Law of Return was passed allowing any Jew, with just a few exceptions, to settle in Israel
  • 1967 Israel occupies the Gaza Strip and the West bank at the end of one of the Israeli-Arab conflicts




Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine.








On 29 November 1947 the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine or United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, a plan to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict in the British Mandate of Palestine, was approved by the United Nations General Assembly, at the UN World Headquarters in New York.









The UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without ending the deep tensions between the two sides.
  • 1948 War of Independence-The 1948 Arab-Israeli War, referred to as the "War of Independence or as the "War of Liberation by Israelis, is the first in a series of armed conflicts fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors in the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict.









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After the United Nations proposed to partition the territory of the British Mandate of Palestine into two states, Jewish and Arab, the Arabs refused to accept it and the armies of Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq, supported by others, attacked the newly established State of Israel which they refused to recognize. As a result, the region was divided between Israel, Egypt and Transjordan.





  • 1956 Sinai War-The Suez Crisis was a war fought on Egyptian territory in 1956. The conflict pitted Egypt against Israel, the United Kingdom and the Fourth French Republic.Eventually, pressure from the United States forced Britain, France, and Israel to withdraw.








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  • 1967 Six Day War-The Six-Day War was fought between Israel and the Arab states of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria. When Egypt expelled the United Nations Emergency Force from the Sinai Peninsula, increased its military activity near the border, and blockaded the Straits of Tiran to Israeli ships, Israel launched a pre-emptive attack on Egypt's air force fearing an imminent attack by Egypt. Jordan in turn attacked the Israeli cities of Jerusalem and Netanya. At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.














  • 1973 Yom Kippur War-The Yom Kippur War was fought from October 6 to October 26, 1973, between Israel and a coalition of Arab nations led by Egypt and Syria. The war began on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur with a surprise joint attack by Egypt and Syria crossing the cease-fire lines in the Sinai and Golan Heights, respectively, which had been captured by Israel in 1967 during the Six-Day War.The Egyptians and Syrians advanced during the first 24 - 48 hours, after which momentum began to swing in Israel's favor. By the second week of the war, the Syrians had been pushed entirely out of the Golan Heights. In the Sinai to the south, the Israelis had struck at the "seam" between two invading Egyptian armies, crossed the Suez Canal (where the old ceasefire line had been), and cut off an entire Egyptian army just as a United Nations cease-fire came into effect.











On 25 April 1982, Israel withdrew from the Sinai pursuant to the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.

Israel and Palestinian officials signed on 13 September 1993 a Declaration of Principles (also known as the "Oslo Accords") guiding an interim period of Palestinian self-rule. Outstanding territorial and other disputes with Jordan were resolved in the 26 October 1994 Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace. In addition, on 25 May 2000, Israel withdrew unilaterally from southern Lebanon, which it had occupied since 1982. In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations were conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives and Syria to achieve a permanent settlement.

In April 2003, US President Bush, working in conjunction with the EU, UN, and Russia - the "Quartet" - took the lead in laying out a roadmap to a final settlement of the conflict by 2005, based on reciprocal steps by the two parties leading to two states, Israel and a democratic Palestine. However, progress toward a permanent status agreement was undermined by Palestinian-Israeli violence between September 2000 and February 2005. An agreement reached at Sharm al-Sheikh in February 2005 significantly reduced the violence.

In the summer of 2005, Israel unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza Strip, evacuating settlers and its military while retaining control over most points of entry into the Gaza Strip. The election of HAMAS in January 2006 to head the Palestinian Legislative Council froze relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Ehud OLMERT became prime minister in March 2006; he shelved plans to unilaterally evacuate from most of the West Bank following an Israeli military operation in Gaza in June-July 2006 and a



34-day conflict with Hizballah in Lebanon in June-August 2006. OLMERT in June 2007 resumed talks with the PA after HAMAS seized control of the Gaza Strip and PA President Mahmoud ABBAS formed a new government without HAMAS. OLMERT in September 2008 resigned in the wake of several corruption allegations, but remained prime minister until the new coalition government under former Prime Minister Binyamin NETANYAHU was completed in late March 2009, following the February general election.


Capital: Jerusalem

Administrative divisions: 6 districts (mehozot, singular - mehoz); Central, Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern, Southern, Tel Aviv

Population: 7,233,701

Ethnic groups: Jewish 76.4% (of which Israel-born 67.1%, Europe/America-born 22.6%, Africa-born 5.9%, Asia-born 4.2%), non-Jewish 23.6% (mostly Arab) (2004)

Religions: Jewish 76.4%, Muslim 16%, Arab Christians 1.7%, other Christian 0.4%, Druze 1.6%, unspecified 3.9%

Economy - overview:

Israel has a technologically advanced market economy with substantial, though diminishing, government participation. It depends on imports of crude oil, grains, raw materials, and military equipment. Despite limited natural resources, Israel has intensively developed its agricultural and industrial sectors over the past 20 years. Israel imports substantial quantities of grain but is largely self-sufficient in other agricultural products. Cut diamonds, high-technology equipment, and agricultural products (fruits and vegetables) are the leading exports. Israel usually posts sizable trade deficits, which are covered by large transfer payments from abroad and by foreign loans. Roughly half of the government's external debt is owed to the US, its major source of economic and military aid. Israel's GDP, after contracting slightly in 2001 and 2002 due to the Palestinian conflict and troubles in the high-technology sector, has grown by about 5% per year since 2003. The economy grew an estimated 4.2% in 2008, slowed by the global financial crisis. The government's prudent fiscal policy and structural reforms over the past few years have helped to induce strong foreign investment, tax revenues, and private consumption, setting the economy on a solid growth path.

Israel's Prime Ministers




David Ben-Gurion


(1948-54)(1955-63)












Moshe Sharett

(1954-55)


Levi Eshkol

(1963-69)













Golda Meir


(1969-74)








Yitzhak Rabin

(1974-77) (1992-95)


Menachem Begin

(1977-83)

Yitzhak Shamir
(1983-84) (1986-92)

Shimon Peres
(1984-86) (1995-96)

Benjamin Netanyahu
(1996-99)

Ehud Barak
(1999-01)

Ariel Sharon
(2001-06)

Ehud Olmert
(2006-2009 )

Benjamin Netanyahu
(2009-)


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I respect your country and army too... defeated 3 arabian countries in couple of days
My country was fighting against foreign (commonly muslim) enemies for centuries, form the time of its begining
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All the israil-arap wars are wonderfull. It's good to see defeat :))
6 day wars is my favorite :)
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All the israil-arap wars are wonderfull. It's good to see defeat :))
6 day wars is my favorite :)
Lol good to see a Turk who supports Israel!

Its sad that Israel and Turkey have become at odds with eachother after that Flotilla and Erdogan!
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Agree with Ron, Turkey and Israel have much to gain by alliance and nothing by animosity.
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May I recommend several of the late president of Israel's classics on the wars of Israel:

Herzog, Chaim; Mordecai Gichon (March 1997). Battles of the Bible. Pantheon. ISBN 1-85367-266-1.

Herzog, Chaim (12 December 1983). The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East from the War of Independence through Lebanon. Vintage. ISBN 0-394-71746-5.

Herzog, Chaim (March 1998). The War of Atonement. Greenhill Books. ISBN 0-394-71746-5.

He was one of the builders of the IDF intelligence corps, and a senior general for many years. He personally knew most of the major characters of the modern wars, worked with many of them directly, and he knew the battlefields and operations intimately. His are an insider's look, and not some foreign historian who has to start from scratch with a lot of Hebrew documents. (Not that outsider's views aren't valuable, too. But most lack Hebrew, and our military documents are definitely mostly all in Hebrew, and IDF shorthand and jargon to boot.)

As an added plus, Herzog's books are well-written.
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The below is just the medias versions of the Yum Kippur War to be taken with a grin of salt as to total accuracy.

































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May I recommend several of the late president of Israel's classics on the wars of Israel:

Herzog, Chaim; Mordecai Gichon (March 1997). Battles of the Bible. Pantheon. ISBN 1-85367-266-1.

Herzog, Chaim (12 December 1983). The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East from the War of Independence through Lebanon. Vintage. ISBN 0-394-71746-5.

Herzog, Chaim (March 1998). The War of Atonement. Greenhill Books. ISBN 0-394-71746-5.

He was one of the builders of the IDF intelligence corps, and a senior general for many years. He personally knew most of the major characters of the modern wars, worked with many of them directly, and he knew the battlefields and operations intimately. His are an insider's look, and not some foreign historian who has to start from scratch with a lot of Hebrew documents. (Not that outsider's views aren't valuable, too. But most lack Hebrew, and our military documents are definitely mostly all in Hebrew, and IDF shorthand and jargon to boot.)

As an added plus, Herzog's books are well-written.

By all means David! These are just offered as media videos and we know how "accurate" the media is when it comes to Israel. They should be taken with a large grain of salt as to accuracy! I read the accounts written by men that were there over those of "journalists." One must not rely on single sources for relibility including me.

The number of Egyptians that come on this forum to this day still trying to claim Egypt won the Yum Kippur War against Israel never ceases to make me laugh at their lack of knowledge about the truth of what happened. Of course they willingly deceive themselves as they want to believe the lie just as the descendants of Ishmael to this day still want the birthright Isaac received from Abraham via G_d’s covenant. You can’t fix those who willing blind themselves through generations of hate, jealousy, and greed. I feel sorry for them but they create their own hell and must suffer the consequences of their actions! They have eyes but refuse to see, ears but refuse to hear, and minds but refuse to even consider the possibility of the Truth. That is why Isalm while calling Jews and Chrsitians people of the Book refuse to allow Muslims to read much less study their writings as they expose Islam for what it is. Jews and Christians can read and study Isalm freely to validate its teachings but Muslims are forbidden to do so. That is why, because in my experience Islam cannot stand up to critical scrutiny; especially when compared to Judaism or Christianity in their true base forms.
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There is a distorting "ego" that is planted in the enemies of Israel. A good military historian does not write to justify his country, but rather, he attempts to describe what actually happened. And we actually happened to win our wars.

A number of IDF operations in these wars are classics and have been taught in military academies like Sandhurst and West Point and Saint-Cyr.

There's nothing like knowing that the enemy is just over the ridge in front of you, and mom and dad and the wife and kids over the ridge behind you, to provide motivation.

What really comes out in Herzog's book is that the IDF developed. It was not born excellent. Mistakes were made in abundance, and from those mistakes the command learned abundantly. Not all officers were well-trained or experienced in 1948. Those who did well were quickly promoted, and became the back-bone of the IDF.

Herzog, Dublin-born rabbi's son, spent a number of years in the Hagana in the 1030s, and was a tank commander in British armour for most of the Second World War, and a major when he returned to Israel. Grunt infantry man; covert operations; armoured corps; intelligence corps; military attache overseas (US); military governor of East Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria; ambassador to the US. And sometime-solicitor in one of Israel's largest law firms. All in all, one of the most well-rounded backgrounds for military historian. His works are all available in English.

The Herzog List:
  • Top intelligence,
  • Flexible planning,
  • Intense training, both general, and mission-specific,
  • Independence of ground commanders (but within orders and chain of command),
  • Coordination of forces,
  • Necessary equipment/resources used maximally and innovatively, including the ability to repair and return major equipment to battlefiled use rapidly.

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