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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
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Language
eng
Summary
"Irene L. Gendzier presents incontrovertible evidence that oil politics played a significant role in the founding of Israel, the policy then 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, she 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. Gendzier 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. Yet the attempt to reconsider partition and replace it with a UN trusteeship for Palestine failed, 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, Gendzier 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. But U.S. interests in the Middle East, notably the protection of American oil interests, led U.S. officials to rethink Israel's military potential as a strategic ally. Washington then deferred to Israel with respect to the repatriation of Palestinian refugees, the question of boundaries, and the fate of Jerusalem--issues that U.S. officials have come to realize are central to the 1948 conflict and its aftermath."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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Gendzier, Irene L
Dewey number
327.7305609/044
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
G429 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Erdölpolitik
  • Außenpolitik
  • Nahostkonflikt
  • Vorgeschichte
  • Palestine
  • Israel
  • Naher Osten
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Dying to forget : Oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East, Irene L. Gendzier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-388) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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: 1947 -- 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
ocn912872253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780231152884
Lccn
2015016376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231152884
  • (OCoLC)912872253
Label
Dying to forget : Oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East, Irene L. Gendzier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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: 1947 -- 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
ocn912872253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780231152884
Lccn
2015016376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231152884
  • (OCoLC)912872253

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