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The Origin of the Arab-Israeli Arms Race

Arms, Embargo, Military Power and Decision in the 1948 Palestine War


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series (STANTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Amitzur Ilan
    Pages 1-14
  3. Amitzur Ilan
    Pages 218-244
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-287

About this book


A re-examination of the 1948 Palestine war. Defining four junctures in which this war was decided it checks the real, not formal, Orders of Battles on both sides at these junctures, and points out the immense impact the UN arms embargo had on the decline of the military capability of the Arabs and the Israelis, and at the same time depicts the relative advantage it created in Israel's favour. This study is based on research in American, British, Israeli, Arab and Czech military and diplomatic documents.


America Britain Great Britain Israel Middle East time Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) USA

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of American StudiesThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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