The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - 670 pagina's
As it celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, the State of Israel could count many important successes, but its conflict with the Palestinians and the Arab world at large casts a long shadow over its history. What was promulgated as an "iron-wall" strategy--dealing with the Arabs from a position of unassailable strength--was meant to yield to a further stage where Israel would be strong enough to negotiate a satisfactory peace with its neighbors. The goal remains elusive. In this penetrating study, Avi Shlaim examines how variations of the iron-wall philosophy have guided Israel's leaders; he finds that, while the strategy has been successful, opportunities have been lost to progress from military security to broader peace. The Iron Wall brilliantly illuminates past progress and future prospects for peace in the Middle East.
 

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This major work, by one of the most respected Israeli new historians, is concerned with the diplomatic history of the relations between Israel and the Arab states and the Palestinians. It shatters a ... Volledige review lezen

THE IRON WALL: Israel and the Arab World

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A comprehensive revisionist history of Israel's foreign policy, insisting that an "intransigent," often belligerent Jewish state mishandled relations with its neighbors. Shlaim (International ... Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

The Emergence of Israel 19471949
28
Consolidation 19491953
54
Attempts at Accommodation 19531955
95
The Road to Suez 19551957
143
The Alliance of the Periphery 19571963
186
Poor Little Samson 19631969
218
Immobilism 19691974
283
Disengagement 19741977
325
Political Paralysis 19841988
424
Stonewalling 19881992
461
The Breakthrough 19921995
502
The Setback 19951996
546
Back to the Iron Wall 19961998
564
Epilogue
597
NOTES
611
BIBLIOGRAPHY
633

Peace with Egypt 19771981
352
The Lebanese Quagmire 19811984
384

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Pagina 7 - His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
Pagina 3 - The aim of Zionism is to create for the Jewish people a home in Palestine secured by public law.
Pagina 3 - Congress in a word — which I shall guard against pronouncing publicly — it would be this: At Basel I founded the Jewish State. If I said this out loud today, I would be answered by universal laughter. Perhaps in five years, and certainly in fifty, everyone will know it.

Over de auteur (2001)

Avi Shlaim is a professor emeritus of international relations at the University of Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His books include Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace; War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History; The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World; and Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations. He lives in Oxford.

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