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Futile Diplomacy - A History of Arab-Israeli Negotiations, 1913-56

Futile Diplomacy - A History of Arab-Israeli Negotiations, 1913-56

1st Edition

Neil Caplan
May 13, 2015

These four volumes provide a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between 1913 and 1956. Exploiting a range of available archive sources as well as extensive secondary sources, they provide an authoritative analysis of the positions and...

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 1: Early Arab-Zionist Negotiation Attempts, 1913-1931

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 1: Early Arab-Zionist Negotiation Attempts, 1913-1931

1st Edition

Neil Caplan
May 13, 2015

Most students of the history of Arab-Jewish relations have come to take for granted the stubborn resistance of the continuing dispute to any form of lasting and ‘reasonable’ solution. This book, first published in 1983, examines early Arab-Zionist negotiating experience with the assumption that...

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 2: Arab-Zionist Negotiations and the End of the Mandate

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 2: Arab-Zionist Negotiations and the End of the Mandate

1st Edition

Neil Caplan
May 13, 2015

With half of this book, first published in 1986, being given over to Neil Caplan’s detailed analysis and half to the collection of the original documents, the second volume in Futile Diplomacy provides another essential resource for the understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In Arab-Zionist...

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 3: The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking, 1948-1954

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 3: The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking, 1948-1954

1st Edition

Neil Caplan
May 13, 2015

This book, first published in 1997, provides a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between the first and second Arab-Israeli wars. The author examines the recurring deadlocks in terms of the motives and calculations of the various...

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 4: Operation Alpha and the Failure of Anglo-American Coercive Diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1954-1956

Futile Diplomacy, Volume 4: Operation Alpha and the Failure of Anglo-American Coercive Diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1954-1956

1st Edition

Neil Caplan
May 13, 2015

This book, first published in 1997, focuses on the Anglo-American cooperation which began during the relatively uneventful years 1953 and 1954, and which led to a covert operation, code-named 'Alpha', which aimed – unsuccessfully – at convincing Egyptian and Israeli leaders to consider a settlement...

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