By Ian S. Lustick
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During this finished learn, Gat appears to be like at British coverage within the interval best as much as the Six-Day conflict. even if Britain holds middle degree during this account, the examine discusses in a few element American coverage and its impression at the Arab-Israeli clash. It additionally makes a speciality of the center East water dispute, its influence on destiny occasions, and at last the outbreak of struggle in 1967.
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Ethnicity has become relevant to political affiliations, both in terms of new parties, and in the Likud appeal in the hours before the 1981 elections. Schweitzer, however, does not view it as a serious problem. "Tensions exist in any society: their origins can be ethnic, class-based, or cultural. ) There can be no comparison between these dominant social conflicts and ... ethnic differences between Ashkenazis and Sephardis in contemporary Israel" (Schweitzer, p. 168). His outlook minimizes the problem more than the other observers considered here.
Thus it is that in a book purporting to be a study of the "transformation of Israel" several chapters are devoted to agricultural settlement patterns and trends within kibbutzim and moshavim, while no more than three paragraphs deal with the banking system and the Israeli stock market. The secular thrust of the traditional Zionist paradigm of Israeli society is also apparent in the relative lack of attention to trends among religious Jews, though substantial attention is paid to relations between the (secular) state and the religious sector.
Syria would oppose the arrangement, and Israel would have to bear continuing Syrian (and PLO) enmity and military threat, and help Jordan in its conflicts with Syria. Syria would then act in support of the PLO within its borders and in Lebanon, but would exercise control over the PLO. Israel would thus continue to face military and guerrilla threats from the north and northeast, and would have to support the expense of readiness to meet such threats. It would, however, reduce the overall need for vigilance and permit more Israeli policy attention to turn inward.