The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict - Part IV, pp. 303-340 Summary & Analysis

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Part IV, pp. 303-340 Summary and Analysis

Sadat says that Egypt accepts a cease-fire in 1973 because they are not prepared to fight America. He is referring to the new weapons that the Americans provide to the Israelis and claims the Israelis engage in psychological warfare. In another speech given in 1974, Sadat talks about Egypt's relations with the Soviets. The Russians do not favor military action In the Middle East. They provide military experts to Egypt but Sadat eventually ousts them. This strains Egypt's relations with the Soviet Union which do not return to normal until Egypt extends the lease on facilities in Egypt. As a result of the second Nixon-Brezhnev summit, there is a military relaxation.

On October 23, 1973, Golda Meir tells the Knesset that Israel is prepared to accept the terms of the cease-fire with the military in the positions they have...

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