These four volumes provide a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between 1913 and 1956. Exploiting a range of available archive sources as well as extensive secondary sources, they provide an authoritative analysis of the positions and strategies which the principal parties and the would-be mediators adopted in the elusive search for a stable peace. The text of each volume comprises both analytical-historical chapters and a selection of primary documents from archival sources, providing an essential reference source for the student of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its long history.
1. Futile Diplomacy: Volume 1: Early Arab-Zionist Negotiation Attempts, 1913-1931 2. Futile Diplomacy: Volume 2: Arab-Zionist Negotiations and the End of the Mandate 3. Futile Diplomacy: Volume 3: The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking, 1948-1954 4. Futile Diplomacy: Volume 4: Operation Alpha and the Failure of Anglo-American Coercive Diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1954-1956