Since its founding, the Israel Defense Forces has engaged in numerous successful battles, many of which have contributed to Israel’s overall war strategy. Six decisive battles in particular have played a pivotal role in shaping Israel’s military prowess, each of which required a resilience and strategic ingenuity that has helped turn Israel into the major military force that it is today.

00:00 Intro
00:33 Operation Yevusi in Jerusalem, 1948 War of Independence
02:07 The Mitla Pass, 1956 Sinai War (Suez Crisis)
03:37 Operation Moked, 1967 6 Day War
04:50 Operation Rimon 20, 1967-1970 War of Attrition
07:03 The Valley of Tears, 1973 Yom Kippur War
08:54 The Siege of Beirut, 1982 Lebanon War
11:04 Lessons learned: Israel’s war strategies

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