Israel on the Precipice:
The Yom Kippur War at 50
Explore the History, Politics, and Impact of the Yom Kippur War, Israel’s Most Harrowing Conflict
The Yom Kippur War was one of the most tragic moments in Israeli history. Though it ended in a military victory for the Jewish state, the war impacted Israel’s national psyche and had far-reaching implications for the entire Middle East.
Why did Israel fail to see the invasion coming? How did it recover? What did the war change about Israel, Egypt, and the U.S.-Israel relationship? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Michael Doran will address in his new, groundbreaking online course on the war, released in honor of its 50th anniversary. Dr. Doran will offer a comprehensive look at this seminal event, showing what happened, how it happened, and what it meant for the future of the Middle East.
By enrolling in this 6-part lecture series, you will:
Get a full understanding of the history, politics, and strategy behind this generational war.
Meet the dominant personalities who drove the conduct of the war and its ensuing peace, like Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Anwar Sadat, and Henry Kissinger.
Discover how the war and its outcome shaped the U.S.-Israel relationship into what it is today.
Learn about the pivotal role that the Yom Kippur War played in Israeli domestic life and in the geopolitics of the Cold War.
This course is generously sponsored by:
Bryna and Joshua Landes
In memory of the 2,656 Israeli soldiers who died and the 7,251 who were wounded in the Yom Kippur War.
Meet Michael Doran
Dr. Michael Doran is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at the Hudson Institute. In the George W. Bush Administration, Doran served as a Senior Director in the National Security Council, a Senior advisor in the State Department and a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. He has also held teaching positions at New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Central Florida. His latest book, Ike’ sGamble, was published by Free Press in 2016. He appears frequently on television, and has published extensively in Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Mosaic, Commentary, the American Interest, and Tablet.