Harry S. Truman, the State of Israel, and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East

Harry S. Truman, the State of Israel, and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East

by Michael J. Devine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935503002
Publisher: Truman State University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Haim D. Rabinowitch vii

Introduction Michael J. Devine ix

Session 1 Perspectives On President Truman and Middle East History

Introduction to Session 1 William A. Brown 3

The Truman Period as a Research Field Richard S. Kirkendall 10

A Personal Reappraisal of the Man from Independence Allen Weinstein 25

Session 2 Israeli Statehood and International Actors

Introduction to Session 2 Uri Bialer 31

Bevin, Truman, and Palestine, 1945-1948 Gabriel (Gabi) Sheffer 32

The Arabs, Truman, and the Birth of the State of Israel Avraham Sela 41

The "Trusteeship" and the Yishuv's Military Strategy Alon Kadish 67

The Soviet Union and the Establishment of Israel Viadislav Zubok 74

The U.S. Army, Displaced Persons, and American Palestine Policy Ronald W. Zweig 81

Session 3 Why Did President Truman Support the Establishment of the State of Israel?

Introduction to Session 3 William A. Brown 93

Truman, Jews, and Zionists Ronald Radosh Allis Radosh 95

Truman's Recognition of Israel: The Domestic Factor Michael J. Cohen 119

In Conclusion: Searching for Synthesis Melvyn Leffler 131

Contributors 137

Index 141

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