Chapter

My Enemy's Special Friend

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0010
My Enemy's Special Friend

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This chapter examines the anti-imperialist campaigns in the Middle East led by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. It discusses the participation of the United States and Britain to counter efforts to overthrow Lebanese President Camille Chamoun and to save both Lebanon and Jordan from Nasser and Arab radicalism. The chapter explains that the United States' relationship with Israel started to warm up, with the acquisition of U.S. weaponry at the top of the Israeli agenda.

Keywords: anti-imperialist campaign; Middle East; Gamal Abdel Nasser; United States; Britain; Camille Chamoun; Lebanon; Israel

Chapter.  12159 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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