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Syria and Israel : From War to Peacemaking - Moshe Ma'oz

Syria and Israel

From War to Peacemaking

Hardcover Published: 26th October 1995
ISBN: 9780198280187
Number Of Pages: 292

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This is the first book to deal with the most crucial case of war and peace in the Middle East. Moshe Ma'oz examines the history of relations between Israel and Syria throughout the Middle Eastern conflict. Drawing upon a variety of original sources, the author discusses still little-known episodes in relations between the countries such as Syrian peace offers to Israel in the early 1950s and the mid-1970s; American and Soviet involvement; the role of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and the PLO; Israel's contribution to the aggravation of the conflict with Syria, and the new Syrian diplomatic strategy since 1988 and the peacemaking process after the Madrid conference (from late 1991).
The book demonstrates the crucial importance of Syrian-Israeli relations for the strategic posture of both countries, for the fate of the Palestinian problem, and for the prospects of an overall Middle East Settlement.

`Israeli academics often produce informed and perceptive analyses of Arab affairs, and this book is no exception ... His book is a notable contribution to understanding of the issues involved.' Middle East International `Excellent survey of the rocky ties between Jerusalem and Damascus.' Jewish Chronicle `Ma'oz is a sure guide through the history of the relations between the two sides.' Martin Kolinsky, University of Birmingham, Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1, Spring 1997 `This is a comprehensible and valuable acocunt of the Syrian-Israeli conflict ... The book is full of insights, some controversial, into the various watersheds in the conflict ... he provides a largely sound narrative and a wealth of information by which one may make sense of the Syrian-Israeli conflict and the obstacles to peace.' Raymond A. Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews, The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 23, number ii (1996)

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xii
The Historical Setting: Dialogue and Conflict Between Two Nationalist Movementsp. 1
The 1948 War, Armistice, and Peace Offersp. 16
Notesp. 37
A Zero-Sum Conflict: Domestic, Regional, and Global Factorsp. 42
Israel Confronts the Ussr, the Usa, and the Uarp. 62
Notesp. 74
Ba'thist Extremism and Israeli Activism: the Road to Warp. 79
Notesp. 104
From War (1967) to War (1973)p. 112
Notesp. 134
Asad Vs. Rabinp. 140
Notesp. 157
The Struggle Over Lebanon and the Palestiniansp. 161
Notesp. 180
Asad's Strategic Designp. 183
Notesp. 197
Syria, Israel, and the Peace Processp. 201
Notesp. 218
Peace Negotiationsp. 223
Notesp. 252
From War to Peace?p. 259
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780198280187
ISBN-10: 0198280181
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 26th October 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.49