- Jan 2014
The Syrians fought very courageously and at times well. They took a fairly high toll of Israeli jets in ‘73, and they got in a few good punches even in ‘82–I was surprised at the complimentary remarks in the book on Israeli tank battles. According to Pollack the SAF even did better in air to air combat than the EAF.Exactly. One big reason behind Israel's giving back Sinai to Egypt so readily was that the Egyptians were successful in forcing the Israelis to pay an unusually high price for sitting on Sinai. All the Syrians has ever done is whining.
I doubt it.6th of October, 1973 was one day when Israel understood that it would be better not to screw with Egypt. They lost more tanks on that day than the Syrians lost in the Valley of Tears.