Israeli Diplomacy and the Quest for Peace (Israeli History, Politics and Society)
By: Mordechai Gazit (author)Hardback
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This account of key issues in Israel's foreign policy offers a new insight into Israeli thinking. It also covers issues where the focus is on American, British, Egyptian and Jordanian diplomacy. The author's research is based on an abundance of documentary evidence, and the analysis benefits from his unique background as a senior diplomat for over 30 years and from his academic experience of over two decades.
Part 1 Negotiations - Direct and Indirect: mediation and mediators; American and British Diplomacy and the Bernadotte Mission; the Israeli-Jordan peace negotations (1949-51) - King Abdallah's lonely effort. Part 2 Failed efforts and Israeli self-reproach: the Goldmann affair; an invitation to Cairo that never was; Egypt and Israel - was there a peace opportunity missed in 1971?; the stillborn London agreement between King Hussein and Shimon Peres. Part 3 Ben-Gurion and Gaza: Ben-Gurion's 1949 proposal to incorporate the Gaza Strip into Israel; the 1956 Sinai Campaign - Ben-Gurion, Gaza and French Mediation. Part 4 Israel and the United States: America and Israel - a special relationship not always special; Israeli military procurement from the United States; the genesis of the US-Israel military-strategic relationship and the Dimona issue. Part 5 Diplomacy and the Foreign Ministry: the role of the Foreign Ministry. Conclusion.
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