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The Yom Kippur War demonstrates why Israel needs nuclear weapons Iran must never possess

Remembering the Yom Kippur War proves that what is needed is not a return to the 2015 agreement with Iran and its zero breakout time. Op-ed.

The Yom Kippur War shows Israel needs nuclear power, never Iran

Nixon’s grandson rewrites Israel’s history

Christopher Nixon Cox appears to have a six-day gap in his historical memory. Op-ed.

Nixon’s grandson rewrites Israel’s history

Golda Meir: 'They've thrown us to the dogs'

Newly opened state archives reveal PM's pessimism regarding likelihood of obtaining foreign aid during Yom Kippur War.

Golda Meir: 'They've thrown us to the dogs'

'A surprise like the Yom Kippur War will never repeat itself'

President Isaac Herzog participates in Yom Kippur War memorial at Mount Herzl, marking 48 years since the war.

'A surprise like the Yom Kippur War will never repeat itself'

War and Peace

Though Egypt was eventually soundly defeated, they still celebrate the Yom Kippur War as if they were the victors. Op-ed.

War and Peace

Dramatic consultations with Prime Minister about Yom Kippur War

Several consultations with Prime Minister Golda Meir show the decision making process as the war went on.

IDF declassifies Yom Kippur War recordings

Rare footage: Yom Kippur War in color

IDF Archive at Defense Ministry presents filmed scenes documented in color, most of them revealed for the first time with enhanced quality.

Rare footage: Yom Kippur War in colorplayer

An historic Yom Kippur

One thing was clear: this was one Yom Kippur that would not be forgotten.

An historic Yom Kippur

COVID-19 handling 'failure of Yom Kippur War dimensions'

Former Defense Minister asks why it took almost four months to adopt his exact plan to deal with coronavirus.

COVID-19 handling 'failure of Yom Kippur War dimensions'

Covid-19, China and Henry Kissinger

Covid-19, China and Henry Kissinger

Our Soldiers Speak has chosen the wrong speaker

Our Soldiers Speak has chosen the wrong speaker

Grandpa Yitzchak's black beret

Forty-six years later after he fought in the Yom Kippur War, Grandpa Yitzchak gives his grandson a special present.

Grandpa Yitzchak's black beretplayer

Golda Meir letter of condolence to bereaved families discovered

Golda Meir letter sent to bereaved families on eve of Yom Kippur War discovered.

Golda Meir letter of condolence to bereaved families discovered

46 years since the Yom Kippur War: A personal look at Israel's losses

46 years since the Yom Kippur War: A personal look at Israel's losses

Chief of Staff: We'll respond powerfully to any attack on Israel

Aviv Kochavi speaks at Paratroopers' Brigade ceremony: 'We need to be prepared and relevant to challenges, present and future.'

Chief of Staff: We'll respond powerfully to any attack on Israel

The unknown side of Kissinger: His war against Rabin

The unknown side of Kissinger: His war against Rabin

Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

Family of slain IDF soldier Benny Hanani, who fell in the Yom Kippur War, donate his tefillin to a lone soldier who immigrated to israel.

Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

Jason Greenblatt and camouflaging US pressure on Israel

Jason Greenblatt and camouflaging US pressure on Israel

Yom Kippur War vet reunited with his savior - 46 years later

46 years later, Yom Kippur War veteran reunited with man who saved his life.

Yom Kippur War vet reunited with his savior - 46 years laterplayer

Head of Military Intelligence: There will be no war

IDF releases minutes of General Staff meetings from day before Yom Kippur War, where assessment no war would happen was made.

Head of Military Intelligence: There will be no war

'You were a symbol of Israel's revival in its land'

Yitzhak Drexler, one of the Yom Kippur War's last casualties, died Saturday in hospital. Hundreds accompany him on his last journey.

'You were a symbol of Israel's revival in its land'player

Yom Kippur War veteran: 'The generals sold us out'

Yom Kippur War fighter tells of painful war experiences and discourse between generals he says reveaed secret plan that preceded war.

Yom Kippur War veteran: 'The generals sold us out'

The reservists who blocked the Syrian tanks and were forgotten

With nine tanks, battalion commander in 9th Brigade attacked hundreds of Syrian tanks, but heroic campaign was forgotten.

The reservists who blocked the Syrian tanks and were forgotten

Netanyahu apologizes for absence at Yom Kippur memorial

Prime Minister apologizes after no Cabinet member attends memorial ceremony for victims of Yom Kippur War.

Netanyahu apologizes for absence at Yom Kippur memorial

Photos of Yom Kippur War on display for first time

Many photographs of the 1973 war have just been released to the public and are being transferred to Israel’s national library in Jerusalem.

Rare photos of Yom Kippur War on display for first timeplayer

Did the Soviets deliver nukes to Egypt in 1973?

United States went on high alert in October 1973 because of intelligence indicating that the Soviet Union was delivering nukes to Egypt.

Did the Soviets deliver nukes to Egypt in 1973?

Mourning for the passing of a 'hero of Israel'

Yanush Ben-Gal, Yom Kippur War hero who led troops to gates of Damascus and termed Arab Israelis a 'cancer,' passes at age of 80.

Mourning for the passing of a 'hero of Israel'

Sharon Accused of Insubordination, Documents Show

42 years after it ended, more information has emerged on the tensions that dogged the IDF during the Yom Kippur War.

Ariel Sharon Accused of Insubordination During Yom Kippur War

Watch: Emotional Meeting on Kibbutz Beit Hashita

Chief Rabbi visits Kibbutz Beit Hashita and meets Hanoch Albleck, singer of legendary 'Unetane Tokef.'

Watch: An Emotional Meeting on Kibbutz Beit Hashitaplayer

Israel Searching for 22 Missing Soldiers in Egypt

Egyptian media reports first such Israeli delegation for four years; comes a day after Israel hands bodies of Har Nof terrorists for burial.

Israeli Team Searching for Remains of Missing Soldiers in Egypt

Rabbi Ronski: 'Spirit of Zionism Helped Us'

Rabbi Ronski reminisces about Yom Kippur War: 'We did not dance on Simchat Torah but kept mitzvah of keeping Jews in their land.'

Rabbi Ronski: 'Spirit of Zionism...Helped Us Find Strength'

Golda Meir 'Didn't Understand the Arabs'

Eli Zeira says Golda Meir's 'nonsense' exacerbated failure, laments 'Israel still doesn't understand the Arabs.'

Former IDF Intel Head Sheds New Light on Yom Kippur War Failures

Bereaved Family Outraged After Finding Empty Grave

Family of soldier killed in Yom Kippur War illegally opens their son's grave - and find it is empty.

Bereaved Family Outraged After Finding Empty Grave

Netanyahu: Keep Up the Pressure on Iran

The only way to get Iran to abandon its nuclear program is to maintain the pressure on it, says Netanyahu.

Netanyahu: Keep Up the Pressure on Iran

Revealed: Info Withheld from PM before YK War

Intelligence head admitted to not giving PM Golda Meir intelligence before the Yom Kippur War. ‘We weren’t sure.’

Revealed: Info Withheld from PM before Yom Kippur War

Knesset Speaker: ‘Mistaken’ View Led to Oslo

At a speech marking 40 years since Yom Kippur, Yuli Edelstein says MKs need to engage public more with policy decisions.

Knesset Speaker: ‘Mistaken’ View Led to Oslo, Disengagement

Israeli Killed Same Day as Brother 40 Years Before

Colonel (res.) Sariya Opher was killed in his Jordan Valley home the same day as his fighter pilot brother 40 years ago.

Terror Victim Killed Same Day as Brother 40 Years Before

Forty Years to the Yom Kippur War

Forty Years to the Yom Kippur War

Israel Remembers 2,673 Fallen in Yom Kippur War

Memorial held for those who died in battle 40 years ago protecting Israel from joint Egyptian-Syrian invasion.

Israel Remembers 2,673 Fallen in Yom Kippur War

Menashe, A Paratrooper in the Yom Kippur War

Menashe, A Paratrooper in the Yom Kippur War