Remembering the Yom Kippur War in a Divided Israel

Remembering the Yom Kippur War in a Divided Israel

Recently, while walking in a park in Tel Aviv, I was approached by an elderly, well-dressed man who recognized me (I was once Israel’s ambassador to the United States) and asked a moment of my time. “Fifty years ago, I was a tank commander in Sinai,” he began, shooting at enemy tanks from just 10 meters away. » Carrying his wounded to an aid station, he saw row after row of dead Israelis. “I see these bodies in front of me every day of my life.”

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