The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World

@inproceedings{Shlaim1999TheIW,
  title={The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World},
  author={Avi Shlaim},
  year={1999}
}
Avi Shlaim's The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World is the outstanding book on Israeli foreign policy, now thoroughly updated with a new preface and chapters on Israel's most recent leaders. In the 1920s, hard-line Zionists developed the doctrine of the 'Iron Wall': negotiations with the Arabs must always be from a position of military strength, and only when sufficiently strong Israel would be able to make peace with her Arab neighbours. This doctrine, argues Avi Shlaim, became central to… Expand
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