Very few days have a city, a university and highway named for it. This day in 1973 was the start of the Yom Kippur War in which a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria attacked Israel.
The Arabs gained early advances but the outnumbered Israelis countered and forced a stalemate. Eventually a peace was brokered but it was clear that the Israeli military was not invincible.
The Yom Kippur war proved that a peace built on negotiation and dialogue was the only real way to secure Israel.
Egypt has named a city on the outskirts of Cairo, a University and an elevated highway, “6th October”. Somehow they view this war as a victory?
– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (serendipiday.blogspot.com)