Britain, Israel and Anglo-Jewry 1949-57

By Natan Aridan

© 2004 – Routledge

328 pages

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About the Book

This book focuses on the bilateral and multilateral relations between Britain, the 'former proprietor' and Israel, the 'successor state', during the period following their armed clash in January 1949, to Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza and the Sinai in March 1957. It highlights the formulation of foreign policy decisions in Britain and Israel; Britain's special responsibility and influence, which affected Israel's relations with neighbouring Arab states; Israel's complex policy towards Britain; Anglo-Jewry's attitude towards Israel and the distinctive relationship between Israel's embassy in London and the Jewish community.


' … examines the complex relationships between successive Palestinian homemakers and their influence on Britain’s Jewish community’ - Resistance

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Playing the Trump Card: The Protracted Recognition of Israel, January 1949-April 1950 2. Cutting and Retying the Umbilical Cord: The Sterling Balances and the Nurturing of Bilateral Ties, 1949-54 3. Israel's Place in British Strategic Planning 1949-51 4. Israel's Place in British Defence Policy in the Shadow of the Anglo-Egyptian Negotiations, 1951-54 5. 'Nibbling at the Edges': Border Tensions and the Search for an Interim Arab-Israeli Settlement 6. Adversaries and Reluctant Partners: The Sinai-Suez Crisis 1956-57, a Retrospective 7. Defining the Relationship: Anglo-Jewry and Israel. Conclusion

About the Author

Natan Aridan is a researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Center at Sede-Boker and lectures on Israeli diplomacy and Israel's relations with the Diaspora at the History Department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

About the Series

Israeli History, Politics and Society

This series provides a multidisciplinary examination of all aspects of Israeli history, politics and society and serves as a means of communication between the various communities interested in Israel: academics, policy-makers, practitioners, journalists and the informed public.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
HISTORY / Middle East / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies