The Impact the Cold War left on Israel By: Tommy Molsky
In the years 1947-1991 my grandparents biggest fear during the cold war was that they had constant fear of anyone at anytime could push the button and destroy everything.
But, on the other side of things there was a lot of communication going between people so everyone had a small clue of what all was going on.
The Soviet Union switched sides in the Arab-Israeli it tried to maintain a policy of friendship with Israel at first, abstaining from and allowing the passage of Security Council Resolution 95 in September 1951. Which chastised Egypt for preventing ships bound for Israeli ports from travelling through the Suez Canal.
After the mid-50s and throughout the remainder of the Cold War the Soviets unequivocally supported various Arab regimes over Israel.
On January 22, 1954 the Soviets vetoed a Security Council resolution because of Arab objections for the first time, and soon after vetoed even a mild resolution expressing "grave concern" that Egypt was not living up to Security Council Resolution 95. This elicited Israeli complaints that resolutions recognizing its rights could not pass because of the Soviet veto policy.