Oil and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-1963by U. Bialer
Pub. Date: 11/09/1998
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Bialer focuses on Israel's attempts to ensure a regular oil supply in the first decade of it's existence. He reveals that its main problems derived from the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict which categorically influenced the stand of governments and international oil companies who held the keys to decision making. The author provides an analysis of the reciprocal relations between Israel and these players and clarifies the unique method which the state adopted in attempting to secure its oil supply.
Table of ContentsList of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE: THE ECLIPSE OF HAIFA Fuel: Supply and Demand in Palestine Twilight of British Rule The 1948 War International Oil Diplomacy and War Cutting the Losses Legal Readjustment, Israel and the Oil Companies PART TWO: BETWEEN MOSCOW AND TEHRAN The Establishment of 'Delek' Oil Company Alternative Sources: Venezuela, Kuwait Entrée to Moscow At the Gates of Tehran The Departure of the Oil Companies The Eilat Connection A Land of Milk, Honey, and No Oil Notes Appendices Index
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