The historical place of the Czech‐Egyptian arms deal, Fall 1955

  title={The historical place of the Czech‐Egyptian arms deal, Fall 1955},
  author={M. Golani},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  • M. Golani
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
A virtual axiom of the literature on the Arab-Israeli conflict is that when the news was received, in late September 1955, of an arms deal on an unprecedented scale between Egypt and Czechoslovakia, key players on the Israeli side began thinking in terms of a preventive war. 'Against the background of the Czech-Egyptian deal, the growing threat from the south, and the blockade of the Straits of Tiran,' wrote Michael Bar-Zohar, 'Israel embarked upon a road that led to a preventive war.' Both Bar… Expand
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