Making plans for a brutal and insidious attack on two fronts, with the main objective being the total suppression of the Israeli armed forces, October 1973 started with the progress of the Egyptian army, conducting a large offensive through the Suez Canal; meanwhile, the Syrian army was entering and concomitantly executing relevant military and territorial attacks into the Golan Heights. So, the Arab states, supported by allied countries like Kuwait, Iraq, Tunisia, Jordan, Algeria and Saudi Arabia, amongst other nations, prematurely oversaw a factual tactic and politic victory, erroneously believing Israel wouldn’t have the capacity to repel such an intense military attack, made of such a strong coalition of enemies.
The same was done when the Israeli army started to retaliate against the Egyptian army, inflicting with the same level of efficiency and military power a massive and brutal offensive, that forced the enemy to appeal to emergency strategies, in an attempt to repel the Israeli offensive; nonetheless, in a matter of days, with brigades and counteroffensive divisions, the Israeli army had conquered strategic locations in the Sinai Peninsula, forcing the Egyptian army to rethink and reevaluate its military strategies. Worried about the vulnerability of the Syrians, the subsequent attempts in offering to the allies an effective logistic support equally weakened Egypt in such a way that, in a matter of days, the country began to experience the consequences of the Israeli offensive, that for so long had been underestimated.
With a war on two fronts, the Israeli intelligence has proved itself to be capable of evaluating potentially harmful situations with rapid efficiency, acting under an enormous amount of pressure with tactical effectiveness, besides executing offensive and counteroffensive military operations with inflexible fastness, generating concrete results in improbable circumstances, and achieving everything with an inferior number of soldiers, compared to their enemies, something that caught by surprise everyone who despised the Israeli armed forces.
The result of the Yom Kippur War, and the subsequent Israeli victory, allowed the state of Israel to be recognized, definitively, as an emerging power in the Middle East. Given the fact that Israel was logistically supported by the United States, although this was a relevant factor, without a doubt has not diminished the merits of the victory, specially taking into consideration the fact that the Soviet Union equally helped the Arab States in their offensive against Israel, something which was close to led the United States and the Soviet Union into a direct conflict.
The truth being said, having battled so many wars during the course of its relatively recent existence, the state of Israel, that always had a lot of enemies since its foundation, in 1948, has shown the world that they wouldn’t have survived, if they hadn’t a trained and prepared army, fully equipped and constantly in alert, ready to repel the constant aggressions of which they had always been subjected, in all of the troubled and difficult moments of its turbulent history.