This final book from Rosemarie Said Zahlan, renowned scholar of Middle East Politics and History, explores the relationships between Palestine and the Gulf since the 1930s. These relationships have ebbed and flowed, crisscrossed barriers and events, and taken on different forms. They have pervaded national, regional and international relationships, have been bilateral and multilateral in nature, and have appeared and disappeared unexpectedly from the public arena. Surprisingly, this network of links and relationships has remained largely unknown. Rosemarie Said Zahlan fills this critical gap and demonstrates how the regional Gulf politics and great power intervention in this part of the world will long continue to be impacted by the abiding non-resolution of the Palestinian problem.
1. Introduction 2. Palestine and the Gulf States 3. Iran and Suez, 1953-1956 4. Impact of the 1967 War 5. The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Boycott 6. The 1980s: Decade of Change 7. The United Nations: The Triangle without Corners 8. The 1990s