By Michael Scott-Baumann
This booklet explores and analyzes the background of clash within the heart East from British rule within the early 20th century to the Iraq warfare within the twenty-first century. The Arab-Israeli clash is the focus of this e-book however it additionally examines: Arab nationalism, particularly in Egypt and Syria; the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979; the factors and results of 3 wars regarding Iraq; the expansion of political Islam and Islamic fundamentalism within the heart East.
Throughout the publication, key dates, phrases and matters are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are integrated to consolidate wisdom and realizing of the interval, and exam-style questions and advice written by way of examiners give you the chance to strengthen examination talents.
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The British lion was forced to slope off with its tail between its legs. The long period of Anglo-French domination of the Arab world was ending. The effects of the war One of the main effects of the Suez crisis was to make many of the Arab states more anti-Western than ever. Not only had Britain and France tried to overthrow the government of the leading Arab nation, but they had used Israel to do so. Now, more then ever before, Israel looked like an outpost of Western imperialism. The Arabs became more willing to seek Soviet aid.
The Israeli attack on Gaza was, as intended, humiliating for Nasser. He knew that it could have a very damaging effect on his leadership of Egypt and his image in the wider Arab world. He urgently needed arms to strengthen Egypt’s army and deter any further Israeli attacks. His forces now began to arm and train fedayeen guerrillas to carry out attacks in Israel. What was most crucial, however, was that he secured Soviet arms. This he did through Soviet Russia’s communist ally, Czechoslovakia. The Czech arms deal was announced in September 1955.
The expanded state of Jordan now included a million Palestinian Arabs who were granted full rights as citizens of Jordan. They included many who had ﬂed from their homes in Key question What were the causes of tension on Israel’s borders? First Arab–Israeli war ended in defeat for Arabs: 1949 Key date The Arab states were stung by their defeat against Israel in 1949. Their peoples felt bitter about their humiliation: it showed how weak and divided they were. It made them bitterly anti-Western. The Arabs felt that the USA had bullied the UN into creating the new state of Israel.
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