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During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Egypt and Syria acted against Israel. Whilst Egypt gained early victories, the Israelis quickly regrouped and defeated the attackers.

Expert comment on the geo-political changes and the impact this war had upon the region is provided by Benny Morris, journalist Robert Fisk and Professor Noam Chomsky.
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29 January 2004

Classroom Ideas

Consider asking students what the significance of Anwar Sadat as successor to Gamal Abdel Nasser was and to what extent Sadat was a higher achiever than Nasser.

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