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By Efraim Karsh

Born amidst the break of the second one international battle and into the chilly struggle surroundings of machtpolitik, Israel has due to the fact that its earliest lifestyles commanded a spot at the foreign degree out of all relation to its measurement, inhabitants or objectives. This quantity examines Israel's adventure in international affairs in its fifty years of statehood. individuals ask to what quantity an Israeli overseas coverage will be stated to be a Zionist overseas coverage and examine Israel's overseas position within the chilly warfare period.

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21 Reflecting Ben-Gurion’s basic philosophy, these assertions also concluded the fateful—and successful—decade of his political work in America. The shortlived Soviet support during Israel’s struggle for independence did little to impress the Zionist leader (though he of course always had in mind the fate of the large Jewish community in the Soviet Union), who was keenly aware that the birth of Israel was the result first and foremost of the Yishuv’s many decades of dedicated labour, ceaseless defensive efforts and invincible spirit.

Ibid. 14. 16 (31 Jan. 22. 15. Zionist Politics in Wartime Washington: A Fragment of Personal Reminiscence, Jerusalem (Yaakov Herzog Memorial Lecture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), 2 Oct. 1972. 16. 6. 17. 194ff. 18. 197–248. 19. Urofsky, We Are One! American Jewry and Israel, Garden City, 1978, 6ff. 20. Cohen, Truman and Israel, Berkeley, 1990. 21. 222–23. 22. 318–21. Kennedy, Lyndon B. ’1 Against the backdrop of these widespread interpretations, which depict the 1967 conflagration as a turning point in the history of American-Israeli relations, the following analysis2 will present a different line of argument.

10 US ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL, 1962–66 29 Similarly, on 13 November 1963 new ground rules for the American-Israeli framework were established with the inauguration in Washington of the first formal dialogue on regional security issues. ’12 Notwithstanding these indications of convergence and compatibility and the fact that the conceptual infrastructure of the alliance, which had been laid in the aftermath of the July 1958 Jordanian crisis, began to bear concrete fruit during the years preceding the 1967 war in such forms as joint crisis-management activities in the Jordanian zone and the bilateral review of the regional strategic landscape, it is in the field of arms procurement that this change in the essence of the relationship became most apparent prior to the Six-Day War.

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