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Franco-Israeli Relations, 1958-1967

1st Edition

By Gadi Heimann


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Since the Sinai campaign, France had been Israel's ally, providing advanced weapons and granting political support and economic aid. When Charles de Gaulle returned to lead France in 1958 during the Algerian War, Israeli leadership faced a challenge to maintain the friendship in light of the President's insistence on re-establishing French influence in the Arab world. This book discusses their efforts and examines de Gaulle's uncompromising pursuit of French grandeur and the ramifications of this for the State of Israel.

Table of Contents


Part 1: From Friendship to Patronage, 1958-1962

1. Franco-Israeli Relations in the First Decade

2. The Continuation of the Tacit Alliance

3. France Changes the Rules of the Game – Economic Affairs

4. French Attempts to Pacify Nasser

5. French Withdrawal of Nuclear Aid to Israel

Part 2: From Cracks to a Breach, 1962–1967

6. Changes in De Gaulle's Foreign Policy

7. The Change in France's Attitude to Egypt

8. The Weakening of the Dual Policy

9. Israeli-Franco Relations and the Crisis of May-June 1967

10. The End of the Friendship


About the Author

Gadi Heimann is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Modern / General