The diplomacy of prudence : Canada and Israel, 1948-1958 /
Zachariah Kay.
Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1996.
xiv, 135 p.
077351435X :
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Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1996.
077351435X :
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A sequel to Canada and Palestine: the politics of non-commitment, Jerusalem : Israel Universities Press, 1978.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Kay provides fresh, new material that adds considerably to our understanding of diplomatic relations in this decade and often makes for fascinating reading." John Sigler, Department of Political Science, Carleton University.
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Main Description
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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Kay explores Canada's response to such key issues as the recognition of the new state of Israel, the status of Jerusalem, the Palestinian refugee problem, arms sales to Israel, and the Suez war.
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Note on Sources
From Recognition to Full Diplomacyp. 3
The Non-internationalization of Jerusalemp. 14
Aiding the Palestinian Refugeep. 24
Arms and the Reluctant Middlemanp. 29
Bureaucratic Dispositionsp. 43
The Saga of the Unsheathed Sabresp. 51
In the Aftermath of Sinai-Suezp. 80
Summary and Conclusionsp. 100
Epiloguep. 109
Notesp. 111
Indexp. 129
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