Yom Kippur War

Yom Kippur War

The conflict lasted for three weeks in October of 1973. The main participants were Israel, supported by the US, and Egypt and Syria, who were supported by Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The EC was slow to join in. The EC's lack of support angered the US and the US's involvement angered the EC.

The war led to the first direct Arab-Israeli negociations. It can be considered an Israeli victory, but various Arab exploits during the conflict created a much needed balance for the ensuing peace process.


Also called the Ramadan War and the October War.