In the years following the 1973 war, Israel's enemies realized that they could not defeat Israel on the battlefield. Churchill realized this many years earlier as he wrote of the Jews military superiority when he was Britain‚Äôs Prime Minister in a memo to General Ismay on January 25, 1944. 1 Therefore they turned to diplomatic warfare and sought to weaken Israel's international diplomatic position. Due to pressure from the Muslim world, most African and third world countries broke diplomatic relations with Israel. In 1975, the Soviet-Muslim-Third World bloc at the United Nations succeeded in passing the infamous "Zionism equals racism" General Assembly resolution. This was an attempt to delegitimize the right of the Jewish people to return to their ancestral homeland. The resolution was not revoked until December 1991.