1973 Arab-Israeli War

Egypt and Syria attacked Israeli on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, which fell on October 6th in 1973. The Israelis managed to repel the invaders, and push into foreign territory. The 1973 War was significant because it reinforced Israeli notions that the ‘buffer zones’ (Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan Heights) gained in the 1967 War were crucial for Israeli National Security. Without them the Israelis felt they would not have been able to successfully repel the invaders from the heartland of Israel.

 

Map of the "Yom Kippur War" Source: http://www.zionism-israel.com/dic/Yom_Kippur_War_Golan_1.jpg

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