Disabling Lebanon

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI:
Disabling Lebanon

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This chapter focuses on the war between Egypt and Israel in 1973. It explains that during the first week of the war, Israel was at the brink of its first military defeat by Arab armies, which prompted Prime Minister Golda Meir to declare a nuclear alert. The Israelis were eventually able to turn the war around with the assistance of the United States and by disabling Lebanese support to Egypt.

Keywords: War; Egypt; Israel; Golda Meir; nuclear alert; United States; Lebanon

Chapter.  14718 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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