Prime Minister Netanyahu Observes IDF Exercise On Golan Heights
Israel --- October 16, 2013 ... Part of the following was communicated
by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser to the Israel News Agency.
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observed an Armored Corps brigade-level
exercise on the Golan Heights. He was briefed by IDF Deputy Chief-of-Staff
Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and GOC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Yair
Golan and said at the start of the military exercise:
this evening to observe one of the many exercises that the Israel
Defense Forces holds in order to maintain its readiness. Today
we are marking 40 years since the Yom Kippur War. I think we have
learned three main lessons from that war: The first lesson is
not to deride the enemy. The second is not to give up in advance
on a pre-emptive strike against an immediate and tangible threat.
The third lesson is the importance of buffer zones."
added: "Today also marks the start of talks between Iran
and the major powers, the P5 + 1. I think that it would be an
historic mistake to give Iran discounts and ease up on it without
it having to dismantle the nuclear capability that it is building.
Iran is now on the ropes and it is possible to use the sanctions
at full strength in order to achieve the desired result. I hope
that the international community does this and I call upon it
to do so."
The Yom Kippur
War, also known as the 1973 ArabIsraeli War, was a war fought
by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel
from October 6 to October 25, 1973. The war began when Egypt and
Syria launched a joint surprise attack on Israeli positions in
the Israeli-occupied territories on Yom Kippur, the holiest day
in Judaism. Egyptian and Syrian forces crossed ceasefire lines
to enter the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights respectively, which
had been captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Both the United States and the Soviet Union initiated massive
resupply efforts to their respective allies during the war, and
this led to a near-confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers.
By October 24, the Israelis had improved their positions considerably
and completed their encirclement of Egypt's Third Army and the
city of Suez.
For an eyewitness
account of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, read the following article
written by Joel Leyden which has been featured in IsraelForever.org.
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