Civil War along the Potomac

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI:
Civil War along the Potomac

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This chapter describes the conflict that developed between different branches of the U.S. administration over policy in Palestine in 1948. It explains that similar tensions emerged when President Lyndon B. Johnson consolidated the special relationship with Israel. The chapter suggests that one of the battlefield casualties of this so-called civil war along the Potomac was Loy Henderson, who was assigned as ambassador to Turkey before it was decided that Ankara was too close to the Middle East and that he should go to India instead.

Keywords: U.S. administration; Palestine; trusteeship; Lyndon B. Johnson; Israel; Loy Henderson; ambassador; Turkey; Ankara; Middle East

Chapter.  5529 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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