The July 1958 Jordanian Crisis and the Origins of the American–Israeli Alliance: A New Perspective

  title={The July 1958 Jordanian Crisis and the Origins of the American–Israeli Alliance: A New Perspective},
  author={Abraham Ben-Zvi},
  journal={Journal of Israeli History},
  pages={215 - 228}
  • A. Ben-Zvi
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Israeli History
The literature reviewing the origins of the American–Israeli alliance underscores the role of factors related to “the special relationship paradigm” in establishing the infrastructure of this partnership. However, an analysis of the wealth of primary sources indicates that the central precipitant for its establishment was inherent in a cluster of purely strategic developments that unfolded in the Middle East during the second half of the 1950s, culminating in the Jordanian Crisis of July 1958… 
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