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The Resource Dying to forget : oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. policy in the Middle East, Irene L. Gendzier

Dying to forget : oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. policy in the Middle East, Irene L. Gendzier

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Dying to forget : oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. policy in the Middle East
Title
Dying to forget
Title remainder
oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. policy in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Irene L. Gendzier
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In her groundbreaking analysis of the origins and evolution of U.S. policy toward the Middle East from 1945 to 1949, Irene L. Gendzier presents incontrovertible evidence that oil politics played a significant role in the founding of Israel, the policy adopted by the United States toward Palestinians, and subsequent U.S. involvement in the region. Consulting declassified U.S. government sources, as well as papers in the H.S. Truman Library, Gendzier uncovers little-known features of U.S. involvement in the region, including significant exchanges in the winter and spring of 1948 between the director of the Oil and Gas Division of the Interior Department and the representative of the Jewish Agency in the United States, months before Israel's independence and recognition by President Truman. She also shows that U.S. consuls and representatives abroad informed State Department officials, including the Secretary of State and the President, of the deleterious consequences of partition in Palestine. In documenting this dimension of U.S. policy, her work complements that of Palestinian historians as well as Israel's "New Historians" of 1948. The attempt to reconsider partition and replace it with a UN trusteeship for Palestine failed, however, jettisoned by Israel's declaration of independence. The results altered the regional balance of power and Washington's calculations of policy toward the new state. Prior to that, as Gendzier's work reveals, the U.S. endorsed the repatriation of Palestinian refugees in accord with UNGA Res 194 of Dec. 11, 1948, in addition to the resolution of territorial claims, the definition of boundaries, and the internationalization of Jerusalem. Yet instead of implementing the resolutions U.S. officials insisted were key to resolving the conflict, the United States deferred to Israel to assure its pro-Western support in the protection of U.S. oil interests in the Middle East
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IDEBK
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Gendzier, Irene L
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Politik
  • Social Sciences
Label
Dying to forget : oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. policy in the Middle East, Irene L. Gendzier
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-388) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: open secrets -- The petroleum order and the Palestine question, 1945-1946. The primacy of oil -; The Palestine question: 1945 -- The question of partition and the oil connection, 1947-1948. The critical year ; The winter of discontent: 1948 ; The oil connection -- Beware "anomalous situation," 1948. The transformation of Palestine ; Truce and trusteeship ; Recognition and response -- Rethinking U.S. policy in Palestine/Israel, 1948. Reconsidering U.S. policy in Palestine ; The Palestine refugee problem ; The State Department on the record -- The end as the beginning, 1948-1949. The PCC, armistice, Lausanne, and Palestinian refugees ; The view from the Pentagon and the National Security Council ; The Israeli-U.S. oil connection and expanding U.S. oil interests -- In place of a conclusion. Reflections on discovery, denial, and deferral
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ocn927160412
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 408 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526586
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/gend15288
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927160412
Label
Dying to forget : oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. policy in the Middle East, Irene L. Gendzier
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-388) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: open secrets -- The petroleum order and the Palestine question, 1945-1946. The primacy of oil -; The Palestine question: 1945 -- The question of partition and the oil connection, 1947-1948. The critical year ; The winter of discontent: 1948 ; The oil connection -- Beware "anomalous situation," 1948. The transformation of Palestine ; Truce and trusteeship ; Recognition and response -- Rethinking U.S. policy in Palestine/Israel, 1948. Reconsidering U.S. policy in Palestine ; The Palestine refugee problem ; The State Department on the record -- The end as the beginning, 1948-1949. The PCC, armistice, Lausanne, and Palestinian refugees ; The view from the Pentagon and the National Security Council ; The Israeli-U.S. oil connection and expanding U.S. oil interests -- In place of a conclusion. Reflections on discovery, denial, and deferral
Control code
ocn927160412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526586
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/gend15288
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927160412

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