Author Hesh Kestin, a former journalist who had already published two novels with the small independent press, said the book was inspired by his experience living in Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
. Stephen King contributed a glowing blurb.
Israel has fought four wars since it became a state in 1948 - in its war for independence after it was attacked by the combined armies of the surrounding Arab states; the 1956 Sinai Campaign; the 1967 Six-Day War; and the 1973 Yom Kippur War
. They won all four wars against impossible odds.
The battle of Tel Saki was one of the fiercest and most dramatic in the course of the 1973 Yom Kippur War
. As the war broke out by surprise, a few dozen Israeli soldiers found themselves trapped inside a bunker in the southern Golan Heights, surrounded on all sides by Syrian forces.
Israel would emerge victorious again during the 1967 Six-Day war and again in the 1973 Yom Kippur War
Then came the 1973 Yom Kippur War
. Israel was taken by surprise when a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria attacked.
(Harper, $16.99.) Over nearly 30 years, Ashraf Marwan, an aide to two Egyptian presidents, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat, turned over secrets of his country to the Mossad, even tipping off the Israelis in the lead-up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War
. Bar-Joseph's account is packed with gripping detail and debunks some theories, including one that Marwan was a double agent.
Daniel Burman Set in Buenos Aries, Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff meets his father in the airport for the first time since he was a baby, having left his family to fight in the 1973 Yom Kippur war
. Makaroff comes to realize why his father had to do what he did, in a story both about Israel and Buenos Aries and a man caught between them.
This resource consists of 91 primary source documents (mostly excerpts) related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, presented chronologically, covering the origins of the conflict; the 1950s and 1960s; the October 1973 Yom Kippur War
, peace efforts, and the growing strength and credibility of the organized refugee Palestinian movement; the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations of the late 1980s and 1990s; and the conflict up to the end of 2015.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had its glory days in the 1970s when its Arab members imposed an oil embargo on select nations - including the US - which had chosen to help Israel during its 1973 Yom Kippur war
with Egypt and Syria.
They were back in the firing line for the 1973 Yom Kippur War
and since 2000 have had equal opportunity to serve in all combat jobs.
Bush's response to the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and Nixon and Kissinger's diplomacy during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
Israeli soldiers captured during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
were subjected to brutal torture in Egypt and Syria.