Golda Meir and the 1973 Yom Kippur War

Moshe Gat

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    Most historians blame Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir for the outbreak of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, having allegedly rejected all peace proposals made by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. In fact, Sadat was adamantly opposed to Meir’s demand for direct negotiations, envisaging political settlement as an American dictate on Israel. The Yom Kippur War shook both sides of their intransigence and brought them closer to each other’s position.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)155-173
    Number of pages19
    JournalIsrael Affairs
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 3 Mar 2020

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    • Anwar Sadat
    • Egypt
    • Golda Meir
    • Henry Kissinger
    • Israel
    • Joseph Sisco
    • Moshe Dayan
    • Rogers Plan
    • Six Day War
    • Yom Kippur War
    • peace talks


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