Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace
Allen Lane, 2007 - 697 من الصفحات
For most of his long reign (1953-1999) Hussein of Jordan was one of the dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics, and one of the most consistent proponents of peace with Israel. This is the first major account of his life and reign, written with access to many of his surviving papers, with the co-operation (but not approval) of his family and staff, and extensive interviews with policy-makers of many different nationalities.
Shlaim reveals that for the sake of dynastic and national survival, Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963, and spent over 1000 hours in talks with Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Itzhak Shamir, Itzhak Rabin, and countless other Israeli officials. Shlaim reconstructs this dialogue across the battle-lines from new Israeli records and first-hand accounts by many of the key participants, demonstrating that Israeli intransigence was largely responsible for the failure to achieve a peaceful settlement to the conflict between 1967 and 1994.
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... British . Turkish rejection of his demands for a hereditary monarchy in the Hijaz made him tilt further in the direction of Britain . The outbreak of war in August 1914 made the British more receptive to these overtures , and to ...
... British resident ; from 1939 to 1946 British resident ; and from 1946 to 1951 minister plenipotentiary . Kirkbride was a shrewd and experienced poli- tician , a robust character and the real eminence grise of Jordanian politics . A ...
... British . They were angry with the British for the follow- ing reasons . First , for the way that the British treated their grandfather when Sharif Hussein declined to sign the Versailles Peace Treaty and refused to accept the Balfour ...
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