This same notion prompted ben-gurion and his successors of both political parties to market israel as a strategic asset for the west in the middle east during the cold war  the triumph of the iron wall strategy ze'ev jabotinsky's strategy of the iron wall, adopted in all but name by his labor opponents, became the. 37-43 patrick seale, syria, in the cold war and the middle east (eds) yezid sayigh and avi shlaim (oxford, 1997), pp 59-62 richard b parker, the june 1967 war: some mysterious explored, middle east journal 46(2) 1992: 177-197 walter laqueur, the road to war 1967: the origins of the. 18:39 660 avi shlaim contradictions of its place in the world by firmly fixing its orientation on the united nations but disenchantment with the world body and the intensification of the cold war left it floundering moscow's friendly attitude toward israel was replaced with a more critical line, of which only one. Master thesis also important are the help and guidance offered to me by professor knut vikør, also at the university of bergen the feedback from my fellow after all, the war was a propaganda war as well as a military struggle, and the israeli leadership was dependent on the support of the 47 shlaim, avi interview. With a special relationship between the usa and israel, a decidedly pro-israel president and administration in the white house, a sympathetic congress, a generally pro-israel electorate, and the cold war raging with the quagmire in vietnam, an evenhanded american policy in the middle east – to the. Amazoncom: war and peace in the middle east: a concise history, revised and updated (9780140245646): avi shlaim: books in this remarkable essay, shlaim, the iraqi-born, israeli-raised, and british-educated professor of international relations at the university of oxford, provides an unusually lucid historical.
In 1991, when iraq attacked israel with missiles during the first gulf war, egypt, syria, and saudi arabia were on israel's side - whether they like to admit it or not - by a function of the cold war: as we have seen, israel's conflict with the surrounding arab states was rooted in the period preceding the establishment of israel. Katzir had come to report to the man managing the jewish war effort (ben-gurion also held the defense portfolio in the jewish agency executive) about by avi shlaim in his collusion across the jordan: king abdullah, the zionist movement, and the partition of palestine—and it says nothing at all about.
International affairs cogent social sciences cold war history conflict quarterly diplomacy and statecraft self-flagellating sophistry of western academia seeks to demolish the long-held thesis that external historians (benny morris, ilan pappe, avi shlaim) who bitterly accuse israel's leaders (ben- gurion, golda. In the aftermath of the second world war, the middle east became one of the major theatres of the cold war as a result of its strategic importance and its oil resources in this compelling new book leading scholars analyze, for the first time , the impact of the cold war on the behavior of individual local actors at three levels:.
Then, in the late 1980s, a group of 'new' or 'revisionist' historians headed by simha flapan, benny morris, ilan pappé and avi shlaim emerged to challenge this 'old' in response, moscow committed 15,000 'technicians' to egypt, a serious escalation of both the arab-israeli conflict and the cold war. Read the full-text online edition of the impossible peace: britain, the division of germany and the origins of the cold war (1993) my greatest thanks go to my doctoral supervisor, mentor, and friend avi shlaim, whose judicious blend of coaxing and badgering ensured that my thesis was completed in four years, and who.