Yom Kippur War and its Implications Analytical Essay by Nicky

This paper discusses the long term implications of the Yom Kippur war.
# 145071 | 3,680 words | 12 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer first explains that as forces from Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq massed around Israel's borders in 1967, Israel launched a six-day air campaign which crippled the capacity of its opponents to wage war and which expanded its borders to well beyond the tract originally awarded to Zionists with the independence of 1948. The writer discusses that the Yom Kippur War, which occurred in 1973, would be an act of strategic vengeance by the Arab states for the disgrace and political disenfranchisement provoked by their defeat in the Six Day War, which occurred in 1967. The writer maintains that these events would create a political and geographical deadlock that remains in place today, and would also set the mold for the Middle East peace process, both in its successes and failures. The writer maintains that in the events of 1973, one can begin to see a template by which future brokers of peace could define the ambitions and bargaining capabilities of either side in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The writer concludes that if we are ever able to see real peace and compromise, then both sides must agree formally and finally to the conditions of Resolution 242 and its implications of lasting peace.

From the Paper:

"The nation of Israel, today continually at the center of territorial dispute, vehement ideological disagreement and violent daily conflict, was a state founded amidst circumstances of a similar nature in 1948. Its creation was severely opposed by its surrounding Arab states who viewed the establishment of Israel both as a weapon against pan-Arab control of the Middle East region and as a means to denying Palestinian Arabs the homeland promised them by British occupiers in the early part of the 20th century. As a result, Israel's existence, peace and security have balanced precariously atop a pervasive regional interest in dismantling these goals. To a large part, the Jewish National Homeland's strategy of preservation would be based on countering this regional interest through war and diplomacy. Its formation and its long history of defensive tactics culminated in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with two conflicts defining the future course for the region. Remarkably, this course has also had significant bearing on the rest of the world, with nations such as the United States and the Soviet Union taking a vested interest both in times of peace and conflict."

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