Medal Commemorating the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Military Assistance Provided to Israel by the USA

1973

caption:
Obverse:          Depicts uniformed soldier bearing rifle and 'Talit' (Jewish prayer shawl), with “Yom Kippur” and “1973” in both Hebrew and English.

  • Medal Commemorating the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Military Assistance Provided to Israel by the USA
  • Medal Commemorating the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Military Assistance Provided to Israel by the USA
  • Medal Commemorating the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Military Assistance Provided to Israel by the USA
  • Medal Commemorating the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Military Assistance Provided to Israel by the USA

Identifer: CJF-RFC2013048

Medium
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Collection
Israel Defense Forces

Description
This medal was designed by A. Sendik, produced by the Shekel medal company, and was struck in bronze (59 mm), silver (35 mm) and gold. 
 
Ironically American weapons assistance was necessary and provided during the war, even though the then US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, warned Israel before the war that if Israel struck her enemies pre-emptively she would not receive "so much as a nail" in assistance from the Americans.

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