Yom Kippur War

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Yom Kippur War

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(Historical Terms) a war in which Egypt and Syria launched a joint surprise attack on Israel on the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur (Oct 6, 1973). It ended with a ceasefire (Oct 25, 1973), Syrian forces having been repulsed, Egypt having reoccupied a belt of the Sinai desert on the E bank of the Suez Canal, and Israel having established a salient on the W bank of the Suez Canal
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Noun1.Yom Kippur War - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur)Yom Kippur War - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt
Middle East, Mideast, Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
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Five years after the 1973 Middle East war, which began with Egyptian and Syrian offensives to regain the Sinai and the Golan Heights and ended with Israel still in control of the two territories, US President Jimmy Carter brings Israel's Menachem Begin and Egypt's Anwar Sadat to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, to negotiate peace.
That deal, concluded after the 1973 Middle East war, created a buffer zone patrolled by the U.N.
Addressing the Israeli cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had apprised Russia and the United States of its position on the developments in the Golan, alluding to a separation of forces agreement with Syria after the 1973 Middle East war that created a buffer zone patrolled by the U.N.
The G-7 developed in 1975 from the then Group of Six (France, the former West Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) following the oil crisis that stemmed from the 1973 Middle East war. The French ex-president Valery Giscard d'Estaing invited Canada to join the economic bloc in 1974 to discuss the oil crisis; Canada, the seventh member, attended the summit of the bloc for the first time in 1976 and since then the term G-7 has been used.
Pakistani pilots again flew missions during the 1973 Middle East War in defense of Saudi Arabia's borders.
It was the first time since the 1973 Middle East war that rockets from Syrian territory have slammed into Israel.
Sunday's action marked the most serious escalation along the ceasefire line with Syria since the 1973 Middle East War, with Israel's defence minister warning Damascus would pay a "high price" for helping militants bent on harming the Jewish state.
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The attacks came a day after dozens were killed when holiday celebrations marking the start of the 1973 Middle East war turned into deadly clashes across Egypt, though it was not clear if the violence was related.
Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Damascus on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Middle East war, as his troops faced mounting losses at the hands of a domestic uprising.
Yet, in the same way that the outcome of the 1973 Middle East War provided the then Nixon administration with an opportunity to protect and even strengthen its position in the Middle East, by renewing diplomatic relations with Egypt and working to bring peace between the Egyptians and the Israelis, the Obama administration could find itself in a position to advance its interests in the aftermath of an Israel-Iran military confrontation and an ensuing Middle Eastern war.