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Ground Forces in the Defensive Battle

Emanuel Sakal

in Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813150802
eISBN:
9780813153315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

While in London, the head of Mossad was told on the evening of October 5 that war would erupt the next day at 18:00, but the field units in Sinai and the Golan Heights were not informed. Confusion ... More


Against Expectations

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

The Yom Kippur War started with a surprise attack on Israel by Egyptian and Syrian military forces. The Israeli government was caught off-guard, since it imposed a ceasefire in the Suez Canal without ... More


Initial Blunders

Emanuel Sakal

in Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813150802
eISBN:
9780813153315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The units of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that were hurled into the fighting bore the brunt of the initial blunders that affected the entire campaign. Errors were made at all levels. On the ... More


1967 to 1973: The Miracle of Conquest and the Test of Yom Kippur

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

It was only after the extraordinary victory of the 1967 War that most religious Zionists acknowledged what they considered to be the truly messianic, redemptive nature of Zionism. Military success ... More


TRADOC Commander: The Army’s Road Back

Henry G. Gole

in General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

Three weeks before DePuy assumed command of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and four months before the Yom Kippur War started, DePuy asserted to several infantry trainers that the previous ... More


At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Jacob Even and Simcha B. Maoz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Yom Kippur War, also known as the Ramadan War or the October War, was fought by Israel against a coalition of Arab nations, led by Syria and Egypt. The war lasted nineteen days, with the pivotal ... More


“Better Is the End of a Thing Than the Beginning Thereof” (Eccles. 7:8)

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Even and Maoz note that by its nature, war is waged to achieve goals, and as such, there is a continuum of victory to defeat rather than a win/lose dichotomy. They discuss the varied aims Israel had ... More


1960s–1970s: Articulating Jewishness in Israeli Art Music

Assaf Shelleg

in Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199354948
eISBN:
9780199354962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354948.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

After the linear properties of non-Western Jewish musical traditions had destabilized Zionist Eurocentric formulations, the theological undercurrents nationalized by the Hebrewist discourse grew more ... More


The Old Radical Right

Ami Pedahzur

in The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744701
eISBN:
9780199979394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744701.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the ideology, trajectory, predicaments, and eventual decline of the old radical Right. It discusses the rebirth of territorial nativism; Rabbi Kook’s followers, the Allon Plan; ... More


The Occupation and Its Effect on the Israel Defense Forces

Reuven Pedatzur

in The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199862184
eISBN:
9780199979950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter focuses on the effects that the occupation has had on the Israeli army. It argues that the army has naturally played a major role in the management of the occupied territories. In ... More


Introduction

Emanuel Sakal

in Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813150802
eISBN:
9780813153315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Between 1967 and 1973 Israel's leadership believed that its military strength would deter the Arabs from launching a war to recapture the Golan Heights and Sinai. High-level discussions were held on ... More


A year of discord 1973–74

Thomas Robb

in A strained partnership?: US-UK relations in the era of detente, 196977

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091759
eISBN:
9781781706985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091759.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 shows how the Nixon–Heath relationship deteriorated to such an extent that both Nixon and Kissinger would declare that the special relationship was over. Indeed, both intelligence and ... More


Intelligence Success and Failure: The Human Factor

Rose McDermott and Uri Bar-Joseph

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199341733
eISBN:
9780190677008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341733.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This book examines the factors contributing to failure and success in responding to strategic surprise, and as such it differs from previous studies that looked only at cases of failure. Given that ... More


The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Daniel Friedmann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

The Purse and the Sword presents a critical analysis of the Israeli legal system in the context of Israeli politics, history, and the forces that shape Israeli society. The book examines the ... More


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