An |sraeli Ambassador's account of the longest and most tense period in Israeli-Soviet diplomatic relations, from their renewal in 1953 to their severance in 1967. His work analyses the era from the month preceding Stalin's death to the weeks following the Six Day War - one of severance, resumption and then severance again- along two parallel processes.
'A successful monograph of diplomatic history about an extremely interesting subject.' - Magazin Istoric
'His documented study of mutual mischief-making has earned its place on the library shelf.' - Jewish Chronicle
'This study, which appeared in 1990 in Hebrew, is well researched in archives in different continents and makes use of documents in many different languages.' - Choice
'Govrin's venture into scholarship ha resulted in a valuable book.' - The International History Review
'An important contribution to one major front of the Cold War.' - SHVUT
'Probes deeply into Israeli perspective and motivations and is an excellent source for scholars interested in how one of the superpowers had an impact on the Middle East.' - Journal of Cold War Studies