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The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

Abstract

Russia's forceful re-entry into the Middle Eastern arena, and the accentuated continuity of Soviet policy and methods of the 1960s and '70s, highlight the topicality of this groundbreaking study, which confirms the USSR's role in shaping Middle Eastern and global history. This book covers the peak of the USSR's direct military involvement in the Egyptian-Israeli conflict. The head-on clash between US-armed Israeli forces and up to 20,000 Soviet servicemen (at a time) with state-of-the-art weaponry turned the Middle East into the hottest front of the Cold War. The Soviets' success in this war o ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, United States, Israel, Six Day War, War of Attrition, Middle East, Cold War, Yom Kippur War, Egypt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190693480
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190693480.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabella Ginor, author
Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Gideon Remez, author
Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Contents

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Part 1 “We Will not Leave Egypt in the Lurch”

Part 2 Operation Kavkaz

Part 3 A Deceptive End

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