Israeli Service Chief, Brigadier-General Motta Gur.
Lt. Gen. Mordechai "Motta" Gur was an Israeli politician and the 10th Chief of Staff of the IDF. During the Six-Day War (1967), he commanded the division that penetrated the Old City of Jerusalem and broadcast the famous words, "The Temple Mount is in our hands!". As Chief of Staff, he had responsibility for planning and executing Operation Entebbe (1976) to free Jewish hostages in Uganda. He later entered the Knesset and held various minister..
President Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt (right) receives Lieutenant General T.N.J. Suharto, President of Indonesia in 1977.
Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat (Arabic: ???? ???? ???????? Mu?ammad Anwar as-Sadat Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [mæ'hæmmæd '??nw?? essæ'dæ?t]; 25 December 1918 – 6 October 1981) was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the Free Officers who overthrew..
Soldiers taking a break during the Six-Day War, 1967.
The Six-Day War, also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
Relations between Israel and its neighbours had never fully normalised following the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. In the period leading up to June 1967, tensions became dangerously heightened. In reaction to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces along ..
Egyptian tanks halted for refueling in the Eastern Desert, Sinai, while on their way to take up positions along the border in Israel. for the fourth successive day tanks and heavy artillery moved eastward across the Suez Canal towards the border. ..
Israeli female soldiers having their training, Israel war.
After Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948, the fighting intensified with other Arab forces joining the Palestinian Arabs in attacking territory in the former Palestinian mandate. On the eve of May 14, the Arabs launched an air attack on Tel Aviv, which the Israelis resisted.
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Trucks carrying ballistic missiles parade in Israel.
The military equipment of Israel includes a wide array of arms, armored vehicles, tanks, artillery, missiles, planes, helicopters, and warships. Many of these are purchased overseas and many are indigenous designs. Until the Six-Day War of 1967, the Israel Defense Forces' principal supplier was France; since then, it has been the United States government and defense companies. In the early 21st century, Israeli companies such as Soltam Syste..
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1956 until his death. A leader of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 against the monarchy, he introduced neutralist foreign policies during the Cold War, co-founding the international Non-Aligned Movement. His nationalization of the Suez Canal Company and the brief union he presided over with Syria were acclaimed throughout the Arab world. However, his intervention in the North Yemen Civil War was largely unsuccessful and hi..
The flag-draped coffins of 39 Israeli soldiers killed in the Yom Kippur war in 1975.
The flag-draped coffins of 39 Israeli soldiers killed in the Yom Kippur war. The soldiers were listed as missing, and were only traced and returned to Israel in April 1975 after the heavy pressure had been brought to bear on the Egypptian Authorities . The coffins are seen here at the border checlpoint.
The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (Arabic: حرب أكتوبر Ḥarb ʾUktōbar, or حرب تشرين Ḥarb Tiš..
The Six-Day War , also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.
Relations between Israel and its neighbours had never fully normalised following the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. In the period leading up to June 1967, tensions became dangerously heightened. In reaction to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces along the Isr..
A vintage photo of men in Egypt during a six day war situation.
The 1967 Arab-Israeli War marked the failure of the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations’ efforts to prevent renewed Arab-Israeli conflict following the 1956 Suez War. Unwilling to return to what National Security Advisor Walter Rostow called the “tenuous chewing gum and string arrangements” established after Suez, the Johnson administration sought Israel’s withdrawal from the territories it had occupied in exchange f..