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Author Manor, Udi, author

Title Yigal Allon : a neglected political legacy, 1949-1980 / Udi Manor
Published Portland, Oregon : Sussex Academic Press, [2017]
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Map Accompanying the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum of 29 June 1967; Map of Allon's Plan; Introduction: "We are for the movement"; From Spring of his Life to Epilogue; A Short CV; Allon's Ideology; Allon, Arabs, and Palestinians; 1 First Encounters with Politics, 1949-1955; Allon and Oxford; Escaping Mapam's "Captivity"; 2 Crossing Some Curtains of Sand, 1955-1959; Scandals of an Excessive "Activism"; To Sinai -- and Out; A Curtain of Sand; 3 Harvard, India and Oxford Again, 1957-1960; Kissinger; India
4 Labor and Dimona, 1961-1967Minister of Labor; Dimona; 5 Three Weeks of Waiting and a Six Day War; Missed Opportunity in Moscow?; Between Status Quo and Momentum; Illustration Section; 6 The Allon Plan as a Momentum Device; Demography, Geography, Democracy; Responses to the Plan; 7 A "Totally Unacceptable" Solution?; 1970 -- Black September and The Rogers Plan; 1972 -- "Federation -- No! Elections -- Yes!"; 1974 -- "Thank God for Rabat!"; 8 Absorption, Education, Deputy PM and Environment; "A real trend and not an episode"; Minister of Education; "Peace Now!" -- And then what?
IndexAbout the Author; About Sussex Academic Press
Protecting the Environment -- A Forgotten Duty of the PM's Deputy9 "No More Collective and Personal Myths"; Clausewitz or Freud?; Some Post-war Theses; A Non-political Political Investigation Commission; The Pre-war Political Conception of the Egyptian Third Army; 10 Foreign Minister in the Middle East; Formulating a Foreign Policy during Dinner at Camp David; Reassessment, a Mysterious Leak and an Interim Agreement with Egypt; An Effective de facto Coalition: The MoD, PLO and Sebastia; 11 "A Clever Foreign Policy" -- A Global Tour; "Conquering Europe"; Western Europe -- and Especially Germany
Western Europe and Goldmann AgainAsia -- "A Problematic Continent"; Africa and South Africa; 1976 -- "Our Latin American Year"; Socialism, Soccer, Poetry and Tapping: The Romanian Experience; Turkey and Iran; 12 The End; Who's Fault? What Next?; "Interim Agreements in Sinai are Better than the Camp David Framework"; Sinai Must Not be the Precedent -- Towards an Israel-Egypt Peace Agreement; "Some of us are Sitting on the Fence" -- A Partial Party Recovery, 1979; "We are Not Struggling for an Oscar"; Epilogue: Nostalgia, Legacy, History, Counter-history, Politics; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography
Summary "Yigal Allon was a major contributor to the nation building process of the State of Israel. He did so from multiple positions he held in government. Between 1961 and 1968 he served as Labor Minister. In 1968 he became the Absorption minister and from 1969 to 1974 he served as Minister of Education. In his last role, 1974-1977, he held Israel's foreign policy helm, encouraging countries and leaders to engage with Israel. Throughout his 17 years in government, Allon was a pivotal player in the cabinet's security and foreign relations endeavours. From 1968 to 1977 he was also vice prime minister. This fabulous career notwithstanding, his political legacy has been ignored. In 2004 a long anticipated biography of Allon was published in Hebrew by historian Anita Shapira, 24 years after his sudden death, when he was 62. However, this eloquently written and well documented biography only covered Allon's military career to the end of Israel's War of Independence in 1949. The 2004 biography ended by claiming that Allon's next 31 years (1949-1980) - his political years - was not worth a historical account. Yigal Allon: A Neglected Political Legacy, 1949-1980 sets the record straight, and reverses the injustice of ignoring his multi-faceted political talent in the service of the State of Israel. This English-language edition is a revised and smaller edition based on the widely acclaimed and reviewed Hebrew version (2016). Allon's perceptions regarding the Territories have been borne out; equally critical, he foresaw that government policies would lead to a decline in Israel's international status, and that Israel would be held accountable for lack of peace in the region"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Allon, Yigal, 1918-1980
Allon, Yigal, 1918-1980.
Generals -- Israel -- Biography
Labor Zionists -- Israel -- Biography
Labor Zionists -- Palestine -- Biography
Statesmen -- Israel -- Biography
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Labor Zionists.
Middle East -- Palestine.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 178284435X (electronic bk.)
9781782844358 (electronic bk.)