Divided Israel marks war for its survival 50 years on

By Emily Rose and James Mackenzie
Updated October 6 2023 - 5:35pm, first published 5:31pm
Israelis are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. (AP PHOTO)
Israelis are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. (AP PHOTO)

Israel is marking the 50th anniversary of the 1973 war that brought the country to the verge of catastrophic defeat, but the wartime unity that helped it survive seems a distant memory to a generation increasingly at odds over the country they inherited.

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