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Yom Kippur War

Forty-three years ago this week, Egyptian and Syrian troops attacked the State of Israel on Yom Kippur with combined forces that equaled the number of all NATO troops in Western Europe. On the Golan Heights, 150 Israeli tanks faced 1,400 Syrian tanks.  In the Suez region, just 500 Israeli soldiers faced 80,000 Egyptian soldiers.  The Yom Kippur War lasted 19 days.  More than 2,500 Israelis were killed in action. With all the pain and trauma brought about by the war, Anwar Sadat and Menachim Begin signed the famous Camp David Accords five years later in 1978.  Both were finally prepared to pay the price for peace.

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Yom Kippur War Commemorative coin.

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Prime minister Golda Meir and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan meeting with troops on the Golan Heights.

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