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Author Sharnoff, Michael, author

Title Nasser's peace : Egypt's response to the 1967 war with Israel / Michael Sharnoff
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Publishers, 2017
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Contents Nasser's pre-1967 peace perception -- The paradox of Nasser's pan-Arab ideology and actions -- The Gaza dilemma -- The Bandung Conference -- The 1956 Suez War -- Nasser's Palestine policy during the 1960s -- The road to war -- Nasser's 1967 war defeat -- Egyptian attacks on westerners and Jews -- Nasser resigns and the collusion myth -- Nasser's toleration of the "big lie" -- Nasser resumes as president -- The Chinese-Egyptian-Soviet triangle -- Israel's post-war position -- Nasser's responses to United Nations proposals -- Nasser reshuffles his cabinet -- The Soviet proposal -- The American proposal -- The Albanian proposal -- Israel annexes the old city -- The non-aligned proposal -- The Latin American proposal -- The Pakistani proposal -- UN indecision -- Clandestine meetings at the United Nations -- The Salah Nasir note -- The sincerity of negotiations -- Gromyko's first series of talks with Fawzi -- Nasser-Podgorny talks -- Johnson-Kosygin meeting -- Private Egyptian talks -- Gromyko's second series of talks with Fawzi -- Arab summits and more clandestine meetings -- The Cairo "Little Summit" -- A potential diplomatic breakthrough? -- Nasser-Malik talks -- Boumedienne and Aref travel to Moscow -- The revised American-Soviet draft resolution -- Reactions to Nasser's alleged diplomatic breakthrough -- Nasser's Palestine policy, Khartoum and Tito's proposal -- The Arab League Khartoum Summit -- Khartoum results : a victory for conservatives or radicals? -- Tito's peace proposal -- Nasser's British strategy -- Nasser's meeting with Sir Dingle Foot -- The Nasser-Beeley meeting -- Nasser's British policy : sincere or a ploy? -- UN deliberations and private party negotiations -- Ashraf Ghorbal's meeting with Richard Parker -- Nasser's meeting with Siddiqui -- Mahmoud Riad's meeting with Robert Anderson -- Vasili Kuznetsov's meeting with Riad -- Vladimir Vinogradov's talks with Nasser -- Nasser's meeting with Robert Anderson -- Egyptian and Lebanese accounts of the meeting -- Anderson's account of the first meeting with Nasser -- Anderson's account of the second meeting with Nasser -- Nasser and UN Resolution 242 -- Mahmoud Riad's November 9 address to the Security Council -- Muhammad Heikal's commentary -- The British and Soviet draft resolutions -- UN Resolution 242 -- Nasser's speech to the National Assembly -- The proposed Rabat Summit and the Jarring Mission -- Towards a war of attrition
Summary Gamal Abdel Nasser was arguably one of the most influential Arab leaders in history. As President of Egypt from 1956 to 1970, he could have achieved a peace agreement with Israel, yet he preferred to maintain his unique leadership role by affirming pan-Arab nationalism and championing the liberation of Palestinians, a common euphemism for the destruction of Israel. In that era of Cold War politics, Nasser brilliantly played both Moscow and Washington, DC, as well as the United Nations to maximize his bargaining position and sustain his rule without compromising his core beliefs of Arab unity and solidarity. Surprisingly, little analysis is found regarding Nasser's perspective on peace, both in public and private records, in the weeks and months immediately after the 1967 War. Nasser's Peace examines Nasser's post-war policy revealing a close examination of how a third-world country can rival world powers and how fluid the definition of "peace" can be. Drawing on recently declassified primary sources, Michael Sharnoff closely examines Nasser's post-war strategy, which he claims was a four-tiered diplomatic and media effort consisting of his public declarations, his private diplomatic consultations, the Egyptian media's propaganda machine, and Egyptian diplomatic efforts. Sharnoff reveals that Nasser manipulated each tier masterfully, providing the answers they desired to hear, rather than stating the truth: that he wished to maintain control of his dictatorship and of his foothold in the Arab world
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Subject Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970.
Presidents -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century.
Egypt -- Foreign relations -- 1952-1970.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1952-1970.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016056522
ISBN 1351617621
1412864658 (electronic bk.)
9781412864657 (electronic bk.)