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© 1999

Vietnam, Jews and the Middle East

Unintended Consequences

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Buried Story

    1. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Stage is Set

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 9-18
    3. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 19-33
    4. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 34-44
  4. The Collision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 47-65
    3. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 66-84
    4. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 85-99
  5. Blow Up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 103-130
    3. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 131-154
    4. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 155-177
  6. The Die is Cast

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 181-192
    3. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 193-204
    4. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 205-213
    5. Judith A. Klinghoffer
      Pages 215-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-232

About this book

Introduction

In 1967 Moscow created a Middle Eastern crisis in response to Washington's escalation in Vietnam. America's Asian focus had left her Atlantic flank vulnerable to Soviet penetration. Israel refused to plant her flag in Saigon, American rabbis led the peace movement and the President threatened to withdraw his support for Israel. The Palestinians embarked on a Vietnamese inspired 'people's war' and Moscow interpreted Israeli retaliation as support for US policy in Vietnam. The Six Day War turned Israel into a Soviet nuclear target and transformed some liberals into Neo-Conservatives.

Keywords

foreign policy Front Israel Policy

About the authors

JUDITH A. KLINGHOFFER is the co-author of Israel and the Soviet Union: Alienation or Reconciliation (1985), she is a winner of the 1990 Elise Boulding Award and the President of Global Perspectives Cross-Cultural Consultants. She received her undergraduate degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and her PhD in diplomatic history from Rutgers University. She taught at Rowan University, and was a visiting Lecturer at the Foreign affairs College in Beijing and a Fulbright Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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Reviews

Judith Klinghoffer has written a provocative, wide-ranging study of the Six Day War and its relationship to broader currents of international, Israeli and American politics in the years 1966-68. David Kaiser for H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews

...an important work.

-MESA Bulletin, Anthony O. Edmonds