The Haj - Part 5, Chapters 11- 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 5, Chapters 11- 14 Summary

War breaks out in 1956. Nassar has been intent on destroying Israel from the beginning. Ishmael felt that the Palestinians were being used by Nasser just as they had been by Jordan. Ibrahim felt differently since he was now a devotee of Nasser, and he still dreamed of returning to Tabah. Nasser had closed the Suez Canal to ships destined for Israel. The Americans ended their financial support for the building of the dam and Aswan and the Russians stepped in to fill the void.

The Russians obtained a foothold in the Middle East through Nasser. In addition to supplying money and technology, they also supplied arms. Under Nasser, the fedayeen had launched three hundred raids into Israel. The Israelis attacked on October 29. The radio was flooded with news of Egyptian victories on the first day of the attack, but that changed by the...

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