The Six-Day-War. We have previously discussed how the Soviet Union almost invaded Israel during the Six-Day War. We also briefly mentioned that the war was just one big ruse by the Soviets to destroy Israel’s nuclear capability. According to historians Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, the Soviets had their Arab allies provoke the Israelis into attacking them first. The war would be the perfect smokescreen for the Soviets to send in their newest jet—the Mig-25 Foxbat—to destroy Israel’s nuclear stockpile in Dimona. Only Israel’s swift and overwhelming victories over the Arabs ended Soviet hopes of destroying Israel’s nukes.
While the whole story may be too incredible to believe, the Soviets really did mobilize their forces for war against Israel. A retired Soviet navy officer verified that that he and his men had been ordered to occupy Israeli harbors upon the commencement of hostilities. A Russian air force colonel also allegedly confirmed that Mig-25 Foxbats conducted surveillance missions on Israel’s suspected nuclear facilities in Dimona.