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The Evolution of India's Israel PolicyContinuity, Change, and Compromise since 1922$
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Nicolas Blarel

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199450626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450626.001.0001

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Reality Check?

Reality Check?

Recognition of Israel and the Limits of Indo-Israeli Rapprochement (1948–1956)

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The Evolution of India's Israel Policy
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Nicolas Blarel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450626.003.0003

India had to deal with two new political realities in 1947–1948: the partition of the South Asian subcontinent and Israeli statehood. These two events served as powerful catalysts for a reassessment of New Delhi’s policy. During this period, there was an important debate on the opportunity to recognize Israel. After two years, India cautiously decided to recognize Israel in September 1950 but did not establish diplomatic relations. Nehru and the Indian leadership were open to instituting diplomatic relations with Israel and originally kept a prudent approach when dealing between Israel and the Arab states. This situation lasted until 1956 and the Suez crisis, when the window of opportunity for a rapprochement closed.

Keywords:   Israeli statehood, partition, state recognition, Arab states, Suez crisis

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