The Soviet-Israeli War 1967-1973

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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, H. J. Patterson Hall, Room 1102


The Soviet-Israeli War 1967-1973: Award-winning Israeli journalists and historians Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez discuss their new book from Hurst/Oxford University Press. Relying on hitherto unexplored evidence such as the memoirs of Soviet veterans, their groundbreaking research shows how Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War became a six-year, head-on clash with a global superpower. Some 50,000 Soviet servicemen fought against Israeli forces on the Egyptian front alone, turning the Suez Canal into the hottest arena of the Cold War and preparing Egypt’s surprise offensive across the canal in the Yom Kippur War.