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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


Mr Bevin’s Little King

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/9780198294597.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the implications of the United Nation's vote in favour of the political partitioning of Palestine for King Abdullah's political plans. As popular pressure for intervention in ... 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


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


A Judgement of Solomon

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/9780198294597.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role of King Abdullah of the Arab Revolt in Palestine in 1936. The Peel Commission recognized that the British Mandate for Palestine was unworkable because the aspirations ... More


Two Kinds of Partition

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/9780198294597.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines changes in King Abdullah's political position and plans for Palestine after the responsibility for dealing with the Palestine partitioning problem was transferred from Great ... More


A Falcon Trapped in a Canary’s Cage

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/9780198294597.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides background information on the education and early political career of King Abdullah of Jordan. Abdullah was educated and received his military training in Constantinople and 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


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 Elusive Peace Treaty

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/9780198294597.003.0043
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Arab states after the failure of the intervention of the Palestine Conciliation Commission (PCC). Israel publically ... More


Violent Finale

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/9780198294597.003.0045
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the political situation in Jordan in 1951. This year was marked by political turmoil, acute economic crisis, continuing isolation within the Arab world, and persistent tensions ... More


Foreign Policy as a Strategic National Asset: The Case of Jordan

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

in The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

“Husseinism,” as King Abdullah I's style of governance was described, took into account the role of domestic determinants in shaping foreign policy, but also went a step further by using regional and ... More


The Hashemite-Zionist Connection

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/9780198294597.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines King Abdullah's political relationship with the Zionists. This relationship was the least well understood by his fellow Arabs and the most damaging to his reputation. His ... 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


The Fire

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre caused by the fire of November 23, 1949. Because of the lack of fire fighting equipment and water supply, the fire was only put ... 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


Irreconcilable Role-Partners? Saudi Foreign Policy Between the Ulama and the US1

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

in The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The path chosen by Saudi Arabia is not only a function of objective factors determined by geopolitics and economic interests, but also the effect of a new king taking office, the current King ... 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


Ending the Jordanian-Syrian Cold War

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033075
eISBN:
9780813039558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033075.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes a case study concerning Jordan's decision to end its Cold War with Syria during the regime of King Abdullah II. Abdullah's regime also attempted to create a new ... More


Introduction

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/9780198294597.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the unusual and intricate relations between King Abdullah of Jordan and the emergent State of Israel. This book aims to ... More


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