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John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel

By Abraham Ben-Zvi Copyright 2002
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This volume seeks to reconstruct the process by which the Kennedy administration decided to sell to Israel Hawk surface-to-air missiles. It argues that both domestic considerations and political calculations were part of a highly complex decision made by members of Washington's high policy elite.

    Introduction: the debate; the sale of arms to Israel, 1953-60 - perceptions and policies; the sale of arms to Israel, January 1961-August 1962 - perceptions and policies; essence of decision - missiles and refugees.


    Abraham Ben-Zvi