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At the outset of the war, the REAF was able to attack Israel with near impunity, due to the arab-issraeli of Israeli fighter aircraft to intercept them, [] and met only ground fire.

1948 Arab–Israeli War

A History of Israel, New York: According to Yoav Gelberthe Arab countries were “drawn into the war by the collapse of the Palestinian Arabs and the Arab Liberation Army [and] the Arab governments’ primary goal was preventing the Palestinian Arabs’ total ruin and the flooding of their own countries by more refugees. Following Israeli independence, the Israelis managed to build three Sherman tanks from scrap-heap material found in abandoned British ordnance depots.

The balance of air power soon began to swing in favor of the Israeli Air Force following the arrival of 25 Avia Ss from Czechoslovakiathe first of which arrived in Israel on 20 May. News of the victory aroused messianic expectations in Libya and Yemen; Zionism had taken root in many countries; active incentives for making aliyah formed a key part of Israeli policy; and better economic prospects and security were to be expected from a Jewish state.

Alliance of Bars Sinister. Lebanon’s army was the smallest of the Arab armies, consisting of only 3, soldiers. This force consisted of five infantry battalions, one armoured battalion equipped with British Light Tank Mk VI and Matilda tanks, one battalion of sixteen pounder gunsa battalion of eight 6-pounder guns and one medium-machine-gun battalion with supporting troops. Following another air attack, the Givati Brigade launched a counterattack. On 14 May Syria invaded Palestine with the 1st Infantry Brigade supported by a battalion of armoured cars, a company of French R 35 and R 37 tanks, an artillery battalion and other units.

There had been tension and conflict between the Arabs and the Jewsand between each of them and the British forces, ever since the Balfour Declaration and the creation of the British Mandate of Palestine. Other combatant forces lacked the ability to make strategic decisions and tactical maneuvers, [] as evidenced by positioning the fourth regiment at Latrunwhich was abandoned by ALA combatants before the arrival of the Jordanian forces and the importance of which was not fully understood by the Haganah general-staff.


All Jewish aviation assets were placed under the control of the Sherut Avir Air Service, known as the SA in November and flying operations began in the following month from a small civil airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv called Sde Dovwith the first ground support operation in an RWD [] taking place on 17 December. A war between Israel and the Arab States broke out immediately, and the Arab armies invaded Palestine. On 19 May the Egyptians attacked Yad Mordechaiwhere an inferior force of Israelis armed with nothing more than rifles, a medium machinegun and a PIAT anti-tank weapon, held up a column of 2, Egyptians, well-supported by armor, artillery and air units, for five days.

The IDF entered and secured the territory, but did not meet significant resistance along the way, as the area was already designated to be part of the Jewish state in the UN Partition Plan, and the operation meant to establish Israeli sovereignty over the territory rather than actually conquer it. However, it was delayed by David Shaltielpossibly because he did not trust their ability after their failure to capture Deir Yassin without Haganah assistance.

With the subsequent armistice of 24 February and evacuation of almost 4, Arab soldiers and civilians from Gaza, the Saudi contingent withdrew through Arish and returned to Saudi Arabia. Throughout the following hours, additional waves of Egyptian aircraft bombed and strafed targets around Tel Aviv, although these raids had little effect.

One of the Egyptian force’s two main columns made its way northwards along the shoreline, through what is today the Gaza Strip and the other column advanced eastwards toward Beersheba. Israeli forces pulled out of the Sinai on 2 January following joint British-American pressure and a Ware threat of military action.

Darren added it Feb 17, Czechoslovakia supplied Supermarine Spitfire fighter planes, which were smuggled to Israel via an abandoned Luftwaffe runway in Yugoslaviawith the agreement of the Yugoslav government. As the war progressed, the IDF managed to field more troops than the Arab forces. But the limit of his fearlessness was a clash with a Western power.


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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Both officers were later put on trial for their actions. Although the counterattack was repulsed, the Egyptian offensive was halted as Egypt changed its 19947-82 from offensive to defensive, and the initiative shifted to Israel.

In Palestine, violence erupted almost immediately, feeding into a spiral of reprisals and counter-reprisals. Looking for beautiful books? Get to Know Us.

Taking all the issues into account, Bernadotte presented a new partition plan. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Britain, Israel and Arab-israepi — Two of the planes crashed, killing a pilot.

Furthermore, the armistice borders — which later became known as the Green Line — were better than those he had dreamed of at the beginning of the arab-ixraeli. Jewish exodus from Arab countries. Israel’s War of Independence against its Arab neighbours, the inevitable ’round two’, the Suez Crisis ofthe Six Day War ofthe Yom Kippur wars of and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in are all detailed in this fascinating chronicle of war in the Middle East. After failing to take Negba, the Egyptians turned their attention to more isolated settlements and positions.

Arab Israeli Air Wars 1947–82

Wqrs Israeli planes dropped 70 kilogram bombs and strafed the column, although their machine guns jammed quickly. Andrew Perer rated it really liked it Nov 28, Locally produced explosives were also plentiful. Stearns general editorHoughton Mifflin Companyat Bartleby. Czechoslovakia supplied vast quantities of arms to Israel during the war, including thousands of vz.

Two pilots were captured by Israeli soldiers and taken to Tel Aviv for interrogation, and were later released. The Middle East Quarterly. Retrieved 18 January Retrieved 8 August One of these items ships sooner than the other.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nahshon heralded a shift from the defensive to the arab-iraeli and marked the beginning of the implementation of tochnit dalet Plan D — without Ben-Gurion arab-isaeli the HGS ever taking an in principle decision to embark on its implementation.