SADATs JIHAD is the fruit of seven years research. The author describes the real reasons, in his opinion, that led the Israel Defense Forces to be utterly surprised in the Yom Kippur War. Israeli Intelligence had concluded, with direct assistance of Sadat himself, that he was illiterate politically and militarily impotent. Admittedly, Sadat ultimately showed himself as a political intellectual and military strategist; a visionary leader, who gazed back 7000 years, yet stared forward into Eternal History.
The Egyptian surprise that carried out successfully, conducted by the Egyptian President. Nevertheless, despite the sophisticated brilliant gambit that preceded the war, Israel succeeded to turn the table on Egypt, and Egypt almost suffered a crippling defeat again. Shimon Mendes introduces Anwar al-Sadat as The First Muslim Pharaoh. Within the multiple stratagems that preceded his war, Sadat had chosen to interlace Old and New. Consequently, Israeli Intelligence could not read him. He started the war as a Moslem Caliph and ended the war as a Modern Pharaoh.