New Webinar Series: Yom Kippur War at 50

The Yom Kippur War’s History, Lessons and Impact

October 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, when the Egyptian and Syrian militaries launched a coordinated attack on Israel on two fronts — the Sinai Peninsula in the south and the Golan Heights in the north. Israel would go on to survive the surprise attack by its Arab neighbors, but at great cost, with 2,656 Israeli soldiers being killed in battle.

The impact of events leading up to the war, during the conflict, and in the post-war period have had a lasting influence on the Middle East until today, with profound lessons for policy makers and analysts in both Israel and the United States.

Join us for a discussion with Professor Uri Bar-Joseph and JINSA Senior Fellow John Hannah about the high-stakes geopolitics that surrounded the Yom Kippur War of 1973. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

This October, JINSA is launching a series of webinars marking this important anniversary, and discussing the history lessons and impact of this conflict.

Thursday, October 5 –
12:00PM EST


This event is open to the public.

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Featured Speakers:

Uri Bar-Joseph

Uri Bar-Joseph is a professor of political science at Haifa University. He is the acclaimed author of six books on intelligence, Israel’s national security strategy and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Bar-Joseph is the author of “The Angel | The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel,” which recounts the remarkable life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East. “The Angel” was the winner of the National Jewish Book Award (History) in 2016 and was later adapted into a Netflix movie in 2018.

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John Hannah

John Hannah is the Randi & Charles Wax Senior Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. Hannah served in senior foreign policy positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as National Security Advisor to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

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The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor of peace and the survival of our values and civilization.