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What do Arabs call the Yom Kippur War?

What do Arabs call the Yom Kippur War?

the October War
It has been 45 years since the start of the 1973 War between Israel, Egypt and Syria. The war, known to Israelis as the Yom Kippur War, and to Arabs as the October War, ushered in a new reality in the Arab world and changed the face of US foreign policy towards the Middle East.

Why is it called Yom Kippur War?

The war was so called because it started on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the Day of Atonement (October 6, 1973). It came almost as a complete surprise and warning notice was given too late for an orderly call-up of the reserves before zero hour.

Is the Yom Kippur War the same as the 6 Day war?

Into this context there were two major (albeit rather short) wars – the Six Day War of 5-10 June 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of October 1973. Decisive, cataclysmic and dramatic, these two conflagrations have in many ways defined the conflict as it is today. The events of early June 1967 changed the map completely.

Why was Yom Kippur the day Israel least prepared for war?

It was Yom Kippur, the Jewish fast day, when Israel was least prepared for war. The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), suffering staggering losses, struggled desperately to stem the tide, and then a miracle happened – the Arab Biltzkrieg was killed in its tracks.

What kind of weapons were used in the 1973 Yom Kippur War?

Six years later Egypt and Syria and their neighbours were determined to recapture this lost territory. By 1973 the Arab armies were armed to the teeth thanks to the Soviet Union, which had equipped them with T-54/62 tanks, MiG fighter jets, missiles and artillery.

Who was president at time of Yom Kippur War?

Yom Kippur War: October 1973. A U.S. airlift of arms aided Israel’s cause, but President Richard Nixon (1913-94) delayed the emergency military aid for a week as a tacit signal of U.S. sympathy for Egypt. On October 25, an Egyptian-Israeli cease-fire was secured by the United Nations.

Why is Yom Kippur called Yom Hazikaron?

It is also called Yom Hazikaron, the “Day of Remembrance” because Jews pray that God will remember them in the coming year (not to be confused with the modern Israeli Memorial Day which goes by the same name).