Diplomacy of Prudence: Canada and Israel, 1948-1958

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1996 - 135 עמודים
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Using a case study approach, Kay explores Canada's response to key issues such as the recognition of the new state of Israel, the status of Jerusalem, the Palestinian refugee problem, arms sales to Israel, particularly the sale of F-86s in 1956, and the Suez war. He also provides a thorough account of domestic politics in Canada that influenced foreign policy and the effectiveness of pro-Israeli lobby groups in influencing policy decisions. Kay concludes that although Canada was a major middle power in terms of its policy towards Israel, the government tended to defer to the policy positions of greater powers, such as the United States and Britain, but maintained an independent mediatory role that was instrumental in quelling a prospective global conflagration, as witnessed during the Sinai-Suez crisis and its aftermath. The Diplomacy of Prudence brings new insights to the study of Canadian foreign policy during Canada's coming of age as an international force.
 

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From Recognition to Full Diplomacy
3
The Noninternationalization of Jerusalem
14
Aiding the Palestinian Refugee
24
Arms and the Reluctant Middleman
29
Bureaucratic Dispositions
43
The Saga of the Unsheathed Sabres
51
In the Aftermath of SinaiSuez
80
Summary and Conclusions
100
Epilogue
109
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Zachariah Kay has taught at several universities across Canada and was an elected member of the Executive of the Canadian Political Science Association. He served as Chief, Liaison and Research, Education Support Branch, Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa, and latterly as a consultant to the Departments of Secretary of State, National Health and Welfare, and External Affairs. Prior to retirement he was a fellow and senior research associate at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a founding member of the Israel Association for Canadian Studies. He is the author of many publications for the federal government, academia, and newspapers in Canada and Israel. His major academic works include "Canada and Palestine: The Politics of Non-Commitment" and "The Diplomacy of Prudence: Canada and Israel, 1948-1958".

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