John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel

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This volume seeks to reconstruct the process by which the Kennedy administration decided to sell to Israel Hawk surface-to-air missiles. It argues that both domestic considerations and political calculations were part of a highly complex decision made by members of Washington's high policy elite.

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Ben-Zvi (political science, Tel Aviv U.) planned his analysis of the August 1962 decision to sell Hawk anti-aircraft missiles to Israel as the first chapter in a book surveying how US administrations have attempted to use the sale of arms to Israel as a leverage for extracting a wide range of political compensations from the new country. But the mass of material he uncovered demanded an entire book. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1 Introduction: The Debate 1
2 The Sale of Arms to Israel, 1953-60: Perceptions and Policies 7
3 The Sale of Arms to Israel, January 1961-August 1962: Perceptions and Policies 33
4 Essence of Decision: Missiles and Refugees 65
5 Epilogue 121
Selected Bibliography 127
Index 137
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