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Britain's hegemony in Palestine and the Middle East, 1917-56 : changing strategic imperatives

Author: Michael Joseph Cohen
Publisher: London : Vallentine Mitchell, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Suez Crisis of 1956 Britain's strategic interests in Palestine and in the Middle East underwent radical changes. Professor Michael J. Cohen, a leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel, focuses on these changing interests in this anthology of some of his seminal works. This book includes previously unpublished material and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Joseph Cohen
ISBN: 191038321X 9781910383216
OCLC Number: 953223618
Description: xiv, 330 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael J. Cohen.

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From the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Suez Crisis of 1956 Britain's strategic interests in Palestine and in the Middle East underwent radical changes. Professor Michael J. Cohen, a leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel, focuses on these changing interests in this anthology of some of his seminal works. This book includes previously unpublished material and an introductory chapter surveying the changing views and interpretations of the Declaration over the past 100 years. Britain's imperial interests are the key to understanding these changes, why she supported the Zionist cause until the mid-1930s and why her priorities changed thereafter. After the Second World War her priorities changed once again and Allied strategic planners drew up contingency plans to meet the threat of a potential Third World War against the Soviet bloc. This anthology closes with an analysis of the botched Suez War. This caused not only the failure of the military operation but a grave crisis with the Americans, Eden's fall from power, and the dénouement of Britain's Middle East hegemony. Professor Cohen's essays are essential reading for anyone wanting a clear understanding of the Middle Eastern context of the Palestine Mandate, and the rise of the State of Israel during this period.

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