Modern History And Wars

Yom Kippur war - 1973
Despite the fact that Israel was taken by surprise at the start of the Yom Kippur War of 1973, the only actual surprise was the timing of the attack. After the end of the War of Attrition, it was evident to the Israeli defense establishment that Egypt would not tolerate […]

Israeli History – Israel-Arab Wars – Yom Kippur War 1973

Only 5 months after the end of the Six Day War, the Egyptian navy, on the 21st October 1967, attacked and sunk the “Eilat”, an Israeli navy destroyer. This action took place in international waters.  Israel retaliated by attacking the Oil refinery in Suez City and the Egyptians response was […]

Israel – Wars in Israel – The war of Attrition

Destroyed Egyptian tank in the Six-Day War
The 1967 Arab Israeli war also known as The Six-Day War was waged between Israel and the Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria with contribution of troops and arms from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Algeria. From the beginning of the establishment of the State, Israel’s leaders had been […]

History of Israel – Israeli Wars – The Six Day ...

map of the Suez canal
The Sinai Campaign of 1956 had different meaning for the three countries involved in the military operation  – Israel, France and Great Britain. The State of Israel needed to end incursions into Israel by terrorists as well as remove the Egyptian blockade of the Straits of Tiran which is a […]

Israel History – Arab-Israeli Wars – The Sinai Campaign 1956

Declaration of the State of Israel
On the 29th November 1947 the United Nations General Assembly voted to partition Palestine. Immediately after the vote the first Arab attack was launched in Jerusalem and it did not take long before the fighting spread throughout the country. When Britain made it clear that their mandate would end on […]

History of Israel – Wars – War of Independence

Since biblical times and as recorded in the Torah, the Land of Israel was promised to the Jewish people by God and has been sacred to them ever since. After the establishment of the First Kingdom of Israel in about the 11th century BCE the area was ruled by the […]

Israel History – Wars in Israel – leading up to ...