The Middle Eastern Problem


Source: Modern America, John Vick, Slough: University Tutorial Press, 1985

American policy in the Middle East was to encourage stability and to exclude any influence from the Soviet Union. The United States was interested in friendly relations with the Arab world.

Source: ‘ Modern America’, John Vick, Slough: University Tutorial Press, 1985

In the post war period the Middle East, a region vital to Western economies, became
increasingly unstable. Two major factors in the turmoil were the rise of Arab
Nationalism and the controversy over the existence of the state of Israel. The latter
issue was, and continues to be, of special interest to the sizeable and influential Jewish
community in America. No politician interested in winning an election can afford to
ignore this fact.


Links: – Arab Isreali Conflict

BBC Special Reports – The Arab – Isreali conflict

Wikipedia – 1948 Arab Isreali War

Wikipedia – Isreali – Palestinian Conflict

Wikipedia – New Historians, varying interpretations of the Arab – Isreali Conflict.

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Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)Arab Summits 1964-65Six Day War
Hijackings by Arab Groups 1970-72Munich Massacre, 1972Yom Kippur War
Arab-Israeli Oil War of 1973Arafat at the United NationsIsraeli Occupation of the West bank and Gaza Strip
Ansar Sadat address to Israeli ParliamentIsraeli invasion of Lebanon, 1978Camp David Accords
Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty
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