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Israel’s victory within the June 1967 Six Day struggle supplied a different chance for resolving the decades-old Arab-Zionist clash. Having seized the West financial institution, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights, Israel for the 1st time in its background had whatever concrete to supply its Arab acquaintances: it will possibly alternate land for peace. but the political impasse persevered after the weapons fell silent. This publication asks why.

Avi Raz locations Israel’s behavior less than an uncompromising lens. His penetrating book examines the serious years following the June battle and considerably revises our knowing of the way and why Israeli-Arab mystery contacts got here to naught. Mining newly declassified documents in Israeli, American, British, and United Nations archives, in addition to inner most papers of person members, Raz dispels the parable of total Arab intransigence and arrives at new and unforeseen conclusions. in brief, he concludes that Israel’s postwar international relations used to be intentionally useless simply because its leaders most well-liked land over peace with its buddies. The e-book throws loads of gentle not just at the post-1967 interval but in addition at the difficulties and pitfalls of peacemaking within the heart East this present day.


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Masri was among the few whom King Hussein regarded as his confidants in the occupied territories. xxx Dramatis Personae A N WA R N U S E I B E H  1 9 1 3  8 6  Unofficial Representative of King Hussein Born in Jerusalem to a notable family, Nuseibeh studied law at the University of Cambridge and served as a judge in British-mandated Palestine. Shortly after losing a leg in the 1948 War, he took part in the short-lived, Egyptian-sponsored All-Palestine Government in Gaza as its secretary. Then he returned to Jerusalem and joined the Hashemite regime, serving in numerous capacities, including several terms in the cabinet; governor of the Jerusalem District; and ambassador to Britain.

Meetings were held irregularly, and decisions were normally taken by consensus. In addition, critical political and military moves were frequently determined at informal gatherings of senior statesmen and selected officials. In most cases these discussions involved Premier Eshkol, Defense Minister Dayan, Foreign Minister Eban, Minister of Labor and later Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon, Eshkol’s adviser Dr. Ya‘acov Herzog, and Gideon Rafael of the Foreign Ministry. Moshe Sasson, who was in charge of the political contacts with the West Bank elite as the prime minister’s representative, was invited when matters regarding the occupied Palestinians were on the table.

53 There were also radical activists in the West Bank who were members of political opposition organizations that had been suppressed under the Jordanian regime: al-Ba‘th (the Revival), al-Qawmiyyun al‘Arab (the Arab Nationalists), al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (the Muslim Brotherhood), and the Jordanian Communist Party. 54 Israel was their demon. The Israelis opted to work with the traditional leadership and existing officialdom. West Bank mayors and councilors were allowed to retain their positions, and the municipalities continued to function as before; in fact, the mayors’ powers were increased.

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