Oil and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-1963

Oil and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-1963

by Uri Bialer, Bialer
     
 
This book focuses on Israel's attempts to ensure a regular oil supply in the first decade of its existence. Uri Bialer reveals that the main problems derived from the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict categorically influenced the stance of governments and international oil companies who held the keys to decision making. He provides an analysis of the reciprocal

Overview

This book focuses on Israel's attempts to ensure a regular oil supply in the first decade of its existence. Uri Bialer reveals that the main problems derived from the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict categorically influenced the stance of governments and international oil companies who held the keys to decision making. He 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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Although Israel is located in the heart of the Middle East, it has virtually no internal sources of oil. Bialer (international relations, Hebrew U.) analyzes the role played by oil in the Arab- Israeli conflict, concluding that it was its very dependency on external sources that allowed Israel to develop an independent oil- importing organization and ultimately become an international conduit for Middle Eastern oil. After 1963, Israel was able to enjoy foreign protection despite having reduced its reliance on American and British oil companies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher

'This fascinating and intriguing book rightly claims to contribute to the field of international political economy. It describes and analyzes in considerable detail Israel's oil diplomacy during the first fifteen years of statehood, and the extremely adverse circumstances under which the country's energy suppliers were procured. At the time, petroleum was the only practical source of energy for Israel's rapidly growing population and its expanding and modernizing economy.' - Nachum T. Gross, EH. NET

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312212841
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/15/1998
Series:
St. Antony's Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.86(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Uri Bialer is Professor of International Relations at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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