Superpowers Israel and the Future of Jordan

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The book uses papers released from Israeli, British and US State Department archives -- which demonstrate the thinking behind the diplomatic moves relating to the western powers' commitment to Jordan and the pro-Nasser policy of the Kennedy administration. The book examines Israeli efforts to preserve the stability of the Jordanian monarchy under king Hussein, as well as the territorial status quo between Israel and Jordan, in terms of the manoeuvrings of powerful factions in Israel to take advantage of the ...
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Overview

The book uses papers released from Israeli, British and US State Department archives -- which demonstrate the thinking behind the diplomatic moves relating to the western powers' commitment to Jordan and the pro-Nasser policy of the Kennedy administration. The book examines Israeli efforts to preserve the stability of the Jordanian monarchy under king Hussein, as well as the territorial status quo between Israel and Jordan, in terms of the manoeuvrings of powerful factions in Israel to take advantage of the crisis so as to make territorial gains.
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Shalom, a senior researcher at The Ben-Gurion Research Center in Israel, uses recently released papers from Israeli, British, and US archives to demonstrate the thinking behind the diplomatic moves relating to the western powers' commitment to Jordan and the pro- Nasser policy of the Kennedy administration. He examines Israeli efforts to preserve the stability of the Jordanian monarchy under King Hussein, as well as the territorial status quo between Israel and Jordan, in terms of maneuverings of powerful factions in Israel. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781902210148
  • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 182

Meet the Author

Zaki Shalom is a senior researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Center at Ben-Gurion University. His main fields of study are the Arab–Israeli conflict and Israel's defense policy. He is the author of David Ben-Gurion, the State of Israel, and the Arab World, 1949–1956.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Development of the "Pro-Nasser" Policy 4
2 Major Characteristics of Nasser's Regime 16
3 The Western Powers and Jordan 32
4 The April-May 1963 Crisis 38
5 Development of the Crisis 47
6 Diplomatic Activity of the Ambassadors 56
7 Israel and the April-May 1963 Crisis 76
8 Israel and Jordan - From Crisis to Peace 95
Notes 105
Bibliography 174
Index 177
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