Talk:Soviet Union and the Arab–Israeli conflict

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This definetly needs to be expanded. The Soviets provided the Arabs with thousands of tanks, planes, personnel and in the War of Attrition, Soviet Fighters themselves were patrolling the skies above Egypt.I don't know the specifics - so if someone could check this out that would be great.Tourskin 02:41, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

It also needs to be revised. It is written in a seemingly pro-Zionist manner, or atleast does not seem very even handed in its depiction of communist views of Zionism. --Agent of the Reds 21:44, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Suggest merge of Zionology into Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli conflict[edit]

This article overlaps substantially with Zionology, and a merge seems to be indicated. --John Nagle 19:14, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

  • No Hmmm... My first reaction is that the ideal article on this subject would probably provide at least the current content on the current subjects, but would contain much more on the non-ideological components of its eponymous subject. After all, it seems the ideology was cut to fit the geopolitics, not the other way around. So, copy anything useful to Zionology to that article(which may need to be renamed Soviet anti-Zionism if Zionology is as obscure a term as its talk page indicates) but leave this as a stub which can be built upon. Andyvphil 08:56, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Comment Reading both articles again, part of the problem is that the Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli conflict is mostly about ideology and propaganda issues, not about USSR military and material support (weapons, money) for the Arab side in the earlier Arab-Israeli wars. We need some input from military history buffs, who can add things like lists of weapons systems. --John Nagle 17:07, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Add it to WikiProject Military History, that would be the first step in attracting attention from those folks. --Abnn 22:55, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
I agree that this article has too much that more properly belongs in Zionology and that that article should be renamed Soviet anti-Zionism. This article should focus on political, diplomatic and military relations to the conflict, which deserve a much expanded treatment. I'll do a little on this now.John Z 03:38, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

:NO. This is deliberate stunt to dilute the valuable insight and data in the "Zionology" entry. Cross pollinate data by all means, but keep it SEPARATE.

  • NO merge. Zionology is a notable, important and independent historical topic, especially since it's an anti-Zionist ideology in its own right, and probably still exists today in Russia as a sentiment against Zionism. — EliasAlucard / Discussion 11:16, 24 February 2008 (UTC)