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Author Kay, Zachariah.
Title Diplomacy of impartiality : Canada & Israel, 1958-1968 / Zachariah Kay.
Imprint Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press ; Lancaster : Gazelle [distributor], [2010]
Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010.

Author Kay, Zachariah.
Subject Canada -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Canada -- Foreign relations -- Israel.
Israel -- Foreign relations -- Canada.
Description 1 online resource (138 pages)
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Note Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1 The Diefenbaker Regnum -- 1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose -- 2 Diefenbaker's Helmsmanship -- 3 Caution in a Nuclear Minefield -- Part 2 The Pearson Era -- 4 The Pearson Primeministership -- 5 Commons and Crisis: A Case Study -- 6 War and a Wary Ottawa -- 7 Post Conflict and Compromise -- 8 Closing the Pearson Era -- Summary and Conclusions -- Epilogue.
Summary Annotation. The Diplomacy of Impartialityis an analysis of a major decade in CanadianIsraeli relations, dealing with significant events that led to the Six-Day War of 1967 and its aftermath. Using primary documentation from the National Archives of Canada and the Israeli State Archives, Zachariah Kay shows that although Canada was committed to Israels existence, its foreign policy was governed by the scrupulous impartiality that had become a principle guideline when dealing with Israel and the Middle East. The first section of the book deals with the Progressive Conservative government headed by John Diefenbaker in the first part of the decade and his Israeli counterpart, David Ben Gurion. The second section considers the latter part of the decade, with reference to Lester Pearsons Liberal government and the Israeli prime minister Levi Eshkol. The book shows that in spite of political differences between the leaders and their parties, the Canadian bureaucracy maintained a policy of impartiality, following the lines of non-commitment and prudence practiced prior to the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in Palestine with the State of Israel. Issues such as the ArabIsraeli conflict, nuclear power, governments and parliaments, and the pre- and post-Six-Day War are dealt with in detail. The assessed evidence proves that impartiality as a quasi-bureaucratic ordinance kept Canada on the path it maintained in subsequent decades into the twenty-first century. The Diplomacy of Impartialityprovides an essential understanding of events surrounding todays Canadian relationship with Israel and the ArabIsraeli conflict.
Note English.
ISBN 1282167006
ISBN/ISSN 9781554581870
OCLC # 1058115141
Additional Format 1554581877