Moshe Dayan: Bumbler

Newly declassified documents from the Israel State Archives have shattered the image of Moshe Dayan, Israel’s legendary one-eyed war hero, and portray him as panic-strickened [sic!] and responsible for a string of errors that nearly lost his country the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Read Matthew’s whole report. An icon of Zionism falls from his pedestal…  (Not to mention that he was something of an antiquities robber, pillaging sites for his personal collection)

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  1. doug 6 Oct 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Interestingly, the article states that Chief of Staff David Elazar who was forced to resign in disgrace, kept his head and worked to reverse the loses already suffered.


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