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Israeli-Soviet Relations, 1953-1967 : From Confrontation to Disruption - Yosef Govrin

Israeli-Soviet Relations, 1953-1967

From Confrontation to Disruption

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Yosef Govrin was formerly Israeli ambassador to Romania (1985-89) and ambassador to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and to the UN in Vienna (1993-95). Since retirement in 1996 he has been a research fellow at the L. Davies Institute of International Relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Govrin has based his research on a comprehensive selection of foreign policy documents, diplomatic reports, official statements and commentaries, interviews, press reports, memoirs and parliamentary debates. He presents a detailed account of the fascinating relationship between Israel and the Soviet Union. His work analyses the era from the month preceding Stalin's death to the weeks following the Six Day War - one of severance, resumption and then severance again- along two parallel processes. On the one hand, commercial, cultural and tourist links were formed and there was a gradual increase in the number of exit permits granted to Jews to emigrate to Israel. On the other hand, there emerged a number of areas of confrontation, most notably the Soviet policy in the Middle East aimed at forming a united Arab anti-western front in the face of Israel's wish to entrench its security and independence with western assistance, and Israel's fight for the cause of Soviet Jews. This book won the Israel's Prime Minister's Prize in 1991 when first published in Hebrew.

List of illustrationsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Letter to the Readerp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xx
From severance of diplomatic relations in February 1953 to their renewal in July 1953
Ideological and psychological aspects of the USSR's decision to sever its relations with Israelp. 3
Changes in Soviet internal and foreign policy after Stalin's death and the resumption of Israeli-Soviet diplomatic relationsp. 24
Bilateral relations--from their resumption to their severance
Israel between East and Westp. 37
Phases in the USSR's attitude towards Israel, 1953-1967p. 61
Trade relationsp. 97
Cultural and scientific relationsp. 111
Aliya, emigration from the USSR and eastern Europe to Israelp. 118
The Jewish problem in the USSR
Continuity and change in Soviet policy regarding the National Question and its attitude towards the Jewish nationality in the USSRp. 151
The national awakening of the Jews in the USSR and Israel's dissemination of information among themp. 169
The struggle on behalf of Jews in the USSRp. 178
The impact of the East-West superpowers' confrontation on the Arab--Israeli conflict and on Israeli--Soviet relations
The Middle East in the Soviet strategyp. 221
The USSR's policy during and after the Sinai Campaignp. 240
Soviet proposals for the prevention of world war and improvement of relations between statesp. 261
Intensification of Soviet activity in the Arab states and intensification of tensionp. 276
The Six Day War and the breach of Soviet--Israeli diplomatic relationsp. 317
Epiloguep. 326
Bibliographyp. 333
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780714644271
ISBN-10: 0714644277
Series: Cummings Center Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1