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The U.S. Recognition of Israel, 14 May 1948. Part lll

William M. Mathew A. GEORGE MARSHALL: ‘A NEAR-RUN THING’. Truman’s fundamental position was straightforward – at least retrospectively. As President, he was in charge. In ‘differences of opinion between the White House and the State Department on the business of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Recognition of Israel, 14 May 1948. Part ll: Truman’s Belated Support

William M. Mathew The obvious question presents itself: given all the near-universal presidential negativity, how was it possible for Truman to make the clear decision in mid-May 1948 to recognise the new state of Israel within minutes of its creation? … Continue reading

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The U.S. Recognition of Israel, 14 May 1948. Roosevelt, Truman, Marshall: A Sequence of Contingencies

Part I: Uncertainties William M. Mathew Abstract Zionism`s two most notable international successes in the 20th century were the U.K. Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917, and the U.S. recognition of the nascent state of Israel, 14 May 1948. Neither, however, … Continue reading

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