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War in Palestine, 1948 : strategy and diplomacy
Introduction 1. Towards Invasion 2. Communal War 3. Invasion 4. The Egyptian Invasion of Palestine: From Containment to the First Truce 5. The Israeli-Jordanian Front, 15 May-10 June 6. The PalestineExpand
The forgotten war: Jewish‐Palestinian strife in mandatory Palestine, December 1947‐May 1948
  • D. Tal
  • Political Science
  • 1 March 2000
For quite some time the historiography of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war has been subjected to a vehement academic and public debate in Israel. The debate was triggered by a group of academics callingExpand
The Making, Operation and Failure of the May 1950 Tripartite Declaration on Middle East Security
In May 1950, three declarations, similar in content, were issued simultaneously in Paris, London and Washington, stipulating that arms be provided to Middle East countries for purposes ofExpand
American-Israeli security treaty: sequel or means to the relief of Israeli-Arab tensions, 1954-1955
Israel's security concept in the aftermath of the first Arab-Israeli war consisted of two basic levels. At one level the primary influence was the history of the Jewish-Arab conflict, and moreExpand
The American Nuclear Disarmament Dilemma, 1945-1963
The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 quickly ushered in a popular and political movement toward nuclear disarmament. Across the globe, heads of state, high-ranking ministers,Expand
Eisenhower's disarmament dilemma: From chance for peace to open skies proposal
  • D. Tal
  • Political Science
  • 1 June 2001
President Eisenhower's image as a promoter of ‘peace and nuclear disarmament’ was established through speeches he made such as ‘Atoms for Peace’ (December 1953) and ‘Open Skies’ proposal (July 1955).Expand
War in Palestine, 1948: Israeli and Arab Strategy and Diplomacy
  • D. Tal
  • Political Science
  • 15 March 2003
Arab involvement in the Jewish-Palestine conflict had started during the late 1930s, but it was only in the wake of the UN Partition Resolution of 29 November 1947 that active military interventionExpand
Israel's Road to the 1956 War
On 29 October 1956 Israeli paratroopers landed deep inside the Sinai Desert, launching the second Arab-Israeli war and adding another level to the bloody edifice of Israel's relations with itsExpand
Israel identity: between Orient and Occident
  • D. Tal
  • Political Science
  • 18 July 2013
For many years before and after the establishment of the state of Israel, the belief that Israel is a Western state remained unchallenged. This belief was founded on the predominantly westernExpand