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Pan-Arabism Before Nasser
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Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

Michael Doran


This book aims to profoundly alter the accepted version of the history of post-World War II pan-Arabic foreign policy. To this end, it demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arabic front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Reconsidering Cairo's policy decisions during the critical years from 1944 to 1948, it proves that Egyptian national interests were always placed before the united Arab front against Israel. Even while participating in the 1948 war with Israel, Egypt regarded Zionism and the Palestine Question as less important than achieving independence from Britain and thwarting ... More

Keywords: Arab League, Cairo, Middle East, Israel, Egypt, Zionism, Palestine Question, Iraq, Jordan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195123616
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123616.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Doran, author
University of Central Florida