"Our counter attack must be so fierce, so crushing, so pitiless and cruel that it causes a veritable national trauma in the collective consciousness of the Arabs; their Yom Kippur adventure must cost the Arabs so dear that the mere thought of a new adventure makes them tremble with fear. . . . We must strike a blow that exceeds all reason, so that the Arab people's instinct of self-preservation makes them accept Israel."
- Maariv (Israeli Hebrew newspaper) on 9 October 1973:
(The Gun and the Olive Branch by David Hirst -- 2003: Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books)