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On this week’s History of Israel Explained we’re talking about Israel’s least-known war – the 1956 Sinai Campaign. Lasting just over a week-and-a-half, this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it conflict changed the fortunes of Israel on the world stage and was so important it’s been called Israel’s Second War of Independence. Last week’s video on Unit 101 and the Fedayeen: To understand this short skirmish, we’ll be talking about mandates, pan-Arabism, Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Cold War, Moshe Dayan, anti-semitism, colonialism, Ariel Sharon, the Suez Canal and a whole lot more. It may have been a short war, but it had huge ramifications. After almost a decade of infiltrations and terror attacks, Israel’s success in the Sinai Campaign left the country with a restored sense of security and pride in its military. It also paved the way for Israel to defend itself in the years to come. What do you think of this week’s episode? Is the Second War of Independence tag deserved? Drop your reactions in the comments section below. Subscribe and check out more awesome UNPACKED videos! https://www.youtube.com/UNPACKED?sub_confirmation=1 GET SOCIAL @ UNPACKED

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———— Photo/Video Credit: – GPO/PINN HANS/ELDAN DAVID – Doron – Tanja Kragujević THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS: Executive Producers: – Shevi Peters – Adam Milstein Platinum Level: – Rachel & Jack ז”ל Gindi Family Foundation – Lily and Kam Babaoff This series would not be possible without the generous support of: – The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation ———– #Israel #History #Education The War for Control of the Suez Canal