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The War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War, 1968-1973

  1. Overview
  2. The Story, 1948-1980, MyJewishLearning.com.
  1. Primary sources
    1. The Palestinian National Charter- Resolutions of the Palestine National Council July 1-17, 1968.
    2. Message Addressed by President Sadat to President Leonid Brezhnev, Aug. 30, 1972.
    3. Memorandum from National Security Council Staff, “Indications of Arab Intentions to Initiate Hostilities,” May 1973.
    4. Memorandum of Conversation between Muhammad Hafez Ismail and Henry A. Kissinger, May 20, 1973.
    5. Memorandum from Kissinger to the President, “Meeting with Hafiz Ismail on May 20,” June 2, 1973.
    6. Henry Kissinger, Memorandum for the President’s Files, “President’s Meeting with General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev on Saturday, June 23, 1973.
    7. Theodore Eliot, Jr., Executive Secretary State Department, Memorandum for the Record, “Next Steps on the Middle East,” June 29, 1973.
    8. Memcon between Kissinger and Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz, 10 September 1973.
    9. Harold Saunders, NSC Staff, to Kissinger, “Memorandum on Your Talk with Zahedi,” 19 September 1973.
    10. Directive from President Sadat to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Oct. 1, 1973.
    11. Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Brent Scowcroft to Kissinger, Enclosing Message from Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, 5 October 1973.
    12. Strategic Directive from President Sadat to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Oct. 5, 1973.
    13. U.S. Embassy Israel, Cable 7766 to Department of State, “GOI Concern About Possible Syrian and Egyptian Attack Today,” 6 October 1973.
    14. Message from Secretary Kissinger, New York, to White House Situation Room, for Delivery to President Nixon,October 6, 1973.
    15. U.S. Mission to United Nations Cable 4208 to U.S. Embassy Israel, October 6, 1973.
    16. U.S. Department of State Cable 199583 to U.S. Embassies Jordan and Saudi Arabia, “Message from Secretary to King Faisal and King Hussein,” October 6, 1973.
    17. Memorandum from William B. Quandt to Brent Scowcroft, “Arab-Israeli Tensions,” October 6, 1973.
    18. Message from Soviet Government to Nixon and Kissinger,October 6, 1973.
    19. Memorandum from William Quandt and Donald Stukel, NSC Staff, “WSAG Meeting — Middle East, Saturday, October 6, 1973.
    20. Memorandum to Kissinger, initialed “LSE” (Lawrence S. Eagleburger), October 6, 1973.
    21. Memcon between Kissinger and Ambassador Huang Zhen, PRC Liaison Office, October 6, 1973.
    22. Memcon between Dinitz and Kissinger, October 7, 1973.
    23. Department of State, Operations Center, Middle East Task Force, Situation Report # 8, “Situation in the Middle East, as of 2300 Hours (EDT, Oct. 7, 1973).”
    24. Kissinger to Egyptian Foreign Minister Al-Zayyat, 8 October 1973, enclosing “Message for Mr. Hafiz Ismail from Dr. Kissinger,” October 8, 1973.
    25. Memcon 1 between Dinitz and Kissinger, October 9, 1973.
    26. Memcon 2 between Dinitz and Kissinger, October 9, 1973.
    27. William Quandt to Kissinger, “Middle Eastern Issues,” October 9, 1973.
    28. Telegram from President Sadat to President Hafez al-Assad of Syria, Oct. 20, 1973.
    29. United Nations Security Council Resolution 338, 1973.
    30. U.S. Interests Section Egypt, Cable 3243 to State Department, “Soviet View on Causes and Timing of Egyptian Decision to Resume Hostilities,” October 26, 1973.
  2. Images
    1. Olympic Tragedy, Life Magazine, Sep. 15, 1972.
    2. Richard and Pat Nixon with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, 1973.
    3. Golda Meir, Mar. 1, 1973.
    4. Golda Meir Stamp, 1981.
  3. Websites
    1. Golda Meir’s American Roots
    2. Israeli History- War of Attrition
    3. Israeli History- Yom Kippur War
    4. Jewish Virtual Library- The Battle of Latakia
    5. My Jewish Learning- Golda Meir
    6. Picturing Golda Meir

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