This Day in History: Israel Launched Sinai Campaign, 1956

On October 29th, 1956, the rather new state of Israel made an official military effort to protect its borders and maintain its sovereignty in the south. This effort was called the Sinai Campaign, also known as Operation Kadesh. To commemorate, the IDF Blog has posted some great images and captivating details of the campaign – check it out!

After the 1948 War of Independence, during which the Arab nations surrounding Israel attacked the new state in an effort to prevent its establishment, Israel concentrated on building up its society from within its government, military and civilian infrastructure.

But these efforts were diverted by countless terrorist incursions, namely “fadayun” infiltrating the Israeli-Egyptian border. Israel was forced to adopt measures to halt these attacks. In addition, Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Egyptian president, nationalized the Suez Canal (which had previously been administered by Britain and France) and closed its waters to Israeli shipping. This effectively cut off Israel’s ability to trade with much of the world.

In a sweeping operation of 100 hours, the IDF took control of the entire Sinai peninsula, under the skilled command of Lt. Gen. Moshe Dayan.

IDF Armored Corps during the Sinai Campaign (Photo: IDF Blog)


Author: Stand For Israel | October 29, 2012
Posted in:  Uncategorized


 

What do you think?

  • lon
    October 29, 2012
    6:52 pm
     

    Halleluyah

    Reply to this comment »
  • Jerry
    October 29, 2012
    5:23 pm
     

    Israel is never to be divided again. God gave the land to the Jews and never again will they be forced to leave their land. Jeruselem is the capital of Israel and the heart and soul of the Jews and Christians like myself. Be strong and be safe and be prepared.

    Reply to this comment »
  • patty
    October 29, 2012
    5:06 pm
     

    people are so hostile towards the Isralies,they should know some facts and history. it has developed by survival mode of the peoples.

    Reply to this comment »

Share your comments

First Name:
Last Name: (Remains Private)
Email Address: (Remains Private)
What are your thoughts?
Read our Terms of Agreement

"informing, equipping and mobilizing individuals and churches to support the
State of Israel"

Rabbi's Commentary
All Who Are Hungry

While Israel is the Middle East’s most modern country, nearly one-third of Israeli children and one quarter of elderly Israelis live in poverty. With your help, we at The Fellowship will continue to liberate these – Israel’s most vulnerable citizens – from hunger, want, and pain.


Read Rabbi Eckstein's message »

Archive

Jan   |   Feb   |   Mar   |   Apr   |   May   |   Jun
Jul   |   Aug   |   Sep   |   Oct   |   Nov   |  
Jan   |   Feb   |   Mar   |   Apr   |   May   |   Jun
Jul   |   Aug   |   Sep   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec
Jan   |   Feb   |   Mar   |   Apr   |   May   |   Jun
Jul   |   Aug   |   Sep   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec
Jan   |   Feb   |   Mar   |   Apr   |   May   |   Jun
Jul   |   Aug   |   Sep   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec