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The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Avi Shlaim

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book chronicles King Abdullah's relationship with the Zionist movement from his appointment as Emir of Transjordan in 1921 to his assassination in 1951. Focusing on the events that led to the ... More


The Friendly Belligerents

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the changes in King Abdullah's strategy after the resumption of the Arab-Israeli War. The weakness of the Arab Legion and the prospect of its annihilation in renewed fighting in ... More


The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Craig Daigle

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this analysis of the origins of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, the text draws on documents only recently made available to show how the war resulted not only from tension and competing ... More


From Confrontation to Negotiation, January–September 1969

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the third Arab-Israeli war that lasted only six days. In that brief period, however, the landscape of the Middle East changed forever. With its stunning victory over the ... More


Lull in the Storm

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the renewal of King Abdullah's Israeli contact during the truce period of the Arab-Israeli War. During this period, King Abdullah kept flirting with the idea of bilateral ... More


War and Politics

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0031
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion's war plans after his initial defeat in the Arab-Israeli War. After his operation against the Arab Legion in the Jerusalem-Hebron area ... More


Communist Dissidents

Lutz Fiedler

in Matzpen: A History of Israeli Dissidence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451161
eISBN:
9781474495462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451161.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The first chapter illuminates the genesis of Matzpen, which started with the expulsion of four members from the Communist Party of Israel in autumn 1962. The chapter begins by situating this event ... More


The Invasion

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the start of the Arab-Israeli War in May 1948. Jerusalem was the principal battleground and the most coveted prize of this war. This is because the city was the strategic key to ... More


Conclusion

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0046
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the unusual and intricate relations between King Abdullah of Jordan and the emergent State of Israel. The findings challenge the ... More


The Counter-Offensive

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the events during the four-week truce of the Arab-Israeli War. Some analysts believe that the truce was a wasted time for the Arab side having made no preparations to reorganize ... More


The Contradictions of Leonid Brezhnev, March–October 1973

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on Soviet general secretary Leonid Brezhnev, perceived as a little more than an “apparatchik,” a Communist party man, who was an able administrator and bureaucrat but who lacked ... More


Sparks in the Tinderbox: The United States, the June War, and the Remaking of the Lebanese Crisis

James R. Stocker

in Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700774
eISBN:
9781501704154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700774.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the impact of the June 1967 Arab–Israeli War and and the December 1968 Israeli attack on the Beirut International Airport on Lebanon's political situation. Throughout the 1960s, ... More


The Israeli War of Independence (1947–1949)

David Malet

in Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Israeli War of Independence was the first major modern instance of a transnational ethnic diaspora coming to the assistance of kinsmen in an ethnic conflict. Facing an overwhelming military ... More


Progressive Activism after the June War: The Association of Arab American University Graduates

Pamela E. Pennock

in Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630984
eISBN:
9781469631004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the formation of the Arab American University Graduates shortly after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967 and how it became the most influential organization on the Arab American ... More


Traversing Arab and American Spaces: Community and Labor Organizing in the Southend

Pamela E. Pennock

in Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630984
eISBN:
9781469631004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter explores how a transnational Arab American political consciousness played out on the local level in a series of inter-related developments in Dearborn, Michigan, starting with a movement ... More


On the Brink

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines King Abdullah's views on the Arab-Israeli War and Transjordan's preparation for the war. It discusses the May 11, 1948 meeting of the Arab League which revealed the incompetence ... More


The Decline of American Mideast Diplomacy

Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel, and Shibley Z. Telhami

in The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451478
eISBN:
9780801465864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451478.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Arab–Israeli peace process. Peace was not seen as an urgent strategic interest of the United States until the costs and liabilities of the ... More


The Tortuous Road to War

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the events leading to the Arab-Israeli War in 1948. It discusses King Abdullah's signing of a new treaty with Great Britain in defiance of the Arab League and his agreement with ... More


Vietnam to Helsinki: A Seventies Trip

James E. Cronin

in Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300151480
eISBN:
9780300210217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151480.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the period when both Great Britain and the United States failed to control either the economy or the world outside: the 1970s. More specifically, it examines the economic and ... More


Legal Considerations on the International Status of Jerusalem

Antonio Cassese

in The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers of Antonio Cassese

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199232918
eISBN:
9780191696572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232918.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses three points regarding the international status of Jerusalem. They are: (i) the question of whether after the 1948-49 hostilities Israel and Jordan acquired sovereignty over ... More


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