Debunking the Myths: Margaret Thatcher, the Foreign Office and Israel, 1979–1990

  title={Debunking the Myths: Margaret Thatcher, the Foreign Office and Israel, 1979–1990},
  author={Neill Lochery},
  journal={Diplomacy \& Statecraft},
  pages={690 - 706}
  • N. Lochery
  • Published 14 December 2010
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
In 1979, little was known about Margaret Thatcher's views on foreign affairs, except that she claimed to have little time for the Foreign Office, regarding it, along with the Treasury, as “bastions of compliancy.” One point that did appear clear, at least superficially, during her time as leader of the opposition (1976–1979), and her three governments (1979–1990), was her apparent pro-Israel stance. This viewpoint appeared to be out of sync with the widely held British view, articulated by the… 

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