The Winner Takes All: The 1949 Island of Rhodes Armistice Negotiations Revisited

@article{Waage2011TheWT,
  title={The Winner Takes All: The 1949 Island of Rhodes Armistice Negotiations Revisited},
  author={Hilde Henriksen Waage},
  journal={The Middle East Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={65},
  pages={279 - 304}
}
  • H. H. Waage
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Political Science
  • The Middle East Journal
Why is there no peace between Israel and the Palestinians? This article draws the line all the way back to the very first Arab-Israeli negotiations. In 1949, on the Island of Rhodes, UN mediator Ralph Bunche negotiated an armistice agreement between Israel and Egypt. The outcome of the first Arab-Israeli war constituted the immediate context for the negotiations and was important for the final outcome. Israel had won; the Arab states had lost the war. A large number of Palestinians had fled and… 
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