Yom Kippur War

October 10, 1973


It is widely acknowledged that Max Fisher’s role had a profound impact on the outcome of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. In the early days of the war, Israel suffered unprecedented losses as Egypt moved into the Sinai and Syria captured high ground in the Golan. Behind the scenes, Max was in constant communication with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, and Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Simcha Dinitz. Max went to the Oval Office and presented a letter to President Nixon from the Presidents of the Jewish Conference. ”Please send the Israeli what they need," Fisher told Nixon. "You can’t let them be destroyed.” When Fisher left the Oval Office, he went with the certainty that Nixon would resupply the Israelis. This critical intervention became a major turning point in the war.
Credit: David Rubinger

Related Resources


No transcript available.




Zoom In
Zoom Out