Negotiating for Peace in the Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

By Ismail Fahmy

© 1983 – Routledge

340 pages

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About the Book

Ismail Fahmy was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Premier of Egypt, but resigned in protest against President Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977. This book, published in 1983, presents the first portrait of Sadat from within the Arab ruling elite, and gives unique coverage of the crucial negotiations that took place between Arab leaders, which determined the key events during this period. Fahmy vividly recounts the years when prospects for a permanent peace in the Middle East seemed a real possibility and presents a damning portrayal of the roles that Kissinger, Nixon and Carter played in events. This is a fascinating account of the struggle for peace in the Middle East, written from the unique perspective of a hugely influential contemporary at the heart of the dialogue.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Sadat and I 2. October Victory 3. My First Encounter with Nixon 4. Kissinger Starts his Adventures in the Middle East 5. The End of the Oil Embargo and the Syrian-Israeli Disengagement 6. New Frontiers for Egyptian Foreign Policy 7. Behind the Kremlin’s Walls 8. Brezhnev Falls Sick 9. Ford and Kissinger: The End of an Era 10. Exit Visa for the Soviet Union 11. Carter Seeks a Comprehensive Settlement 12. A Just and Final Peace is on the Horizon 13. More Progress Towards Geneva 14. Why I Resigned 15. A Precarious Peace 16. Begin’s Full Anatomy 17. The Middle East: Diagnosis and Therapy; Chronology; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL011010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POL034000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies