Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel, and Lebanon

Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel, and Lebanon

Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel, and Lebanon

Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel, and Lebanon

Synopsis

Charting the course between Israel, Syria, and Lebanon's relationship since 1948, this book successfully integrates the domestic and international dynamics of the key players.

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During the second phase of Israel's War of Independence, referred to by the Palestinians as Al-Nakba, or “The Catastrophe, ” which lasted from May 1948 to January 1949, Israel's forces were able to repel the Arab armies of Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, with the result that Israel expanded its boundaries beyond those demarcated by the 1947 UN partition . . .

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