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The Myth of Defeat: The Memory of the Yom Kippur War in Israeli Society

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Publication Date: July 1993

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: World Jews; Society

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


In Middle Eastern Society 29/3, 399-418. This article will first show why the arguments that have been offered in arriving at a negative assessment of the Yom Kippur War might have been transformed into an event to be recalled with satisfaction and pride. This leads to the critical question: why has this not happened?