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Yom Kippur War: 50 years On

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The Day of Atonement

  • On Day 2 of the Yom Kippur War, as the IDF was overwhelmed in the Sinai and the Golan Heights, Defence Minister Dayan raised the possibility of ‘the fall of the Third Temple’ – the end of the state of modern Israel.

  • When the war ended, Israel’s morale was shattered and 2,656 soldiers lay dead. Today, as the Israeli public again frets about ‘the fall of the Third Temple’, we bring you a special edition reflecting on the painful legacies of the conflict.


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