Arab-Israeli War - The Albatross Of Decisive Victory by George W. Gawrych

By George W. Gawrych

In 1967, the Israeli protection Forces defeated the mixed armies of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria in an insignificant six days. This amazing army accomplishment may, despite the fact that, have the last word impression of constructing an albatross round the neck of the Israeli military, as Israelis might now anticipate the following traditional conflict with the Arabs to accomplish comparable effects: a short, decisive victory with rather few casualties. even though Egyptian forces have been militarily not so good as these of Israel, President Anwar Sadat constructed a winning restricted battle method designed to take advantage of this unrealistic expectation.

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The threat of piracy on the high seas truly imperiled the traveler. To their misfortune, on more than one occasion Jews bound for Eretz-Israel from Salonika fell captive to the Knights of St. ya describing the misadventure that befell eighty Jews on board a Salonikan vessel bound for Safed. The following year [1554], the Knights of Rhodes who live on Malta captured a ship from Salonika on the high seas whose destination was Safed in the Upper Galilee. Eighty Jews were on board, plus Christians.

Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, 2095 (1377) (IMHM, no. 13171), foI34r]. Finally, a halakhic decision by Moses Leone, dating from the late sixteenth or the early seventeenth century, mentions the arrival of a group of Italian Jews in Eretz-IsraeF5 The question at hand, which was where children were to be raised-with their mother or father-also touched on sending a son to study in Jerusalem. In his words: "We see daily in our time eminent families and scholars, wise and worthy men whose hearts have been roused by God to leave [Italy] for Eretz-Israel, may it be speedily rebuilt and reestablished in our day.

Fully a third of the Castilian population earned its living from wool manufacture, and weaving ranked first among Spanish-Jewish craftsY This state of affairs was aptly summed up in a letter sent from Safed in 1535 by David min ha-Adummim (de Rossi): "He who saw Safed ten years ago, and observes it now, has the impression of a miracle. For more Jews are arriving here continually, and the tailoring trade grows daily.

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