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In 1970s, the Arab-Israeli conflict became more and more intertwined with the Cold War. The Soviet Union strengthened its ties with (Nasserist) Egypt and (Baathist) Syria. In November 1971, Washington reached a memorandum of understanding with Israel, concerning military aid and coordination of policy. Both superpowers supplied the region with arms.
On October 29, Israeli paratroopers dropped east of Suez at the southern entrance of the waterway. The next day, the Israeli army crossed into the northern part of the desert. The Israeli Air Force could pit the recently acquired French Mystère-fighters against the new MiG-15 in air battles over the Sinai.
Syria has recently been in a crisis, which holds a lot of historic fluctuations and incidents. Ruled by al-Ba’ath Party and al-Assad family for more than half a century, this country was the center of the Umayyad caliphate. Moreover, Syria is among the key places that witnessed the birth of the Arab Nationalism.