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Reader comment on item: [Michael Oren's] "Six Days of War"
in response to reader comment: Reply to Waleed Abd El Rahman - Egypt "victory" in 1973

Submitted by Amroo (Israel), Apr 24, 2007 at 05:15

Shmuel Ben Zvi, with all due respect, I highly suggest you revise your facts about certain parts of your article/reply..

I would like to remind you, or maybe tell you, that Egypt reached much further than 10 km from the East bank, in fact some soldiers even reached Tel-Aviv although they did not have to fight their way through. Syria occupied the entire north of Israel in just three days, that includes the entire Golan heights taken by Israel in 1967. However, the Egyptian army did stop and the Syrian army was brought back when the United Nations intervened.

I would also like to correct you. In your article/reply, you've said "The Soviet Union, the USSR intervened and threatened to join the war if Israel would not halt its progress on Arab Capitols."

You said that in a way that sounded like America did not, in any way whatsoever support Israel economically, politically, and especially in that specific war, militarily. I'm afraid that's very incorrect. In your article you made it sound like it was Egypt and the USSR attacking Israel, who just like in a fairy tale managed to beat the both (and I would like to emphasize the fact that the USSR was one of the, if not THE most powerful nation in the world at the time, and Egypt was also one of the most powerful nations in the Arab peninsula). All that about Israel beating both alone is false and incorrect; an easy example to give would be the America "Phantom". Many of these powerful planes were given to Israel during that war, not to mention the 1.6 trillion dollars America spent on aids for Israel since 1973.


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