Israel declassifies documents on 1973 war with Egypt


Israel on Wednesday released documents and materials related to Israeli government meetings and consultations prior to the 1973 war with Egypt.

In a statement, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office said new publications were released by the Israel State Archives on the 48th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict -- known in Israel as Yom Kippur war.

The released materials include 14 summary-minutes for government meetings during the war along with 21 summary-minutes for sensitive diplomatic and security consultations, and 26 summary-minutes collected from the Prime Minister’s office.

According to the statement, the materials include 61 different documents spread over 1,292 pages, which are available on the State Archives website.