Britain and the Conflict in the Middle East, 1964-1967: The Coming of the Six-Day War

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - History - 261 pages

In this comprehensive study, Gat looks at British policy in the period leading up to the Six-Day War. Although Britain holds center stage in this account, the study discusses in some detail American policy and its effect on the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also focuses on the Middle East water dispute, its impact on future events, and eventually the outbreak of war in 1967. This is a fascinating look at the process by which the Middle East became yet another Cold War playground.

To date, most scholars on the Arab-Israeli conflict have focused on the events of the Six-Day War, rather than on the tumultuous years prior to the war. Gat is the first to examine this turbulent yet decisive chapter in the history of the Middle East within the context of the Cold War, while making extensive use of British, American, and Israeli archives.


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MOSHE GAT is Head of the Political Studies Department and Professor of Modern History in the General History Department at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

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