Arab-Israeli Wars: Suez (1956),
- GAAs – General Armistice Agreements
- U.S. was seen as viable neutral moderator (no baggage like Britain, etc)
- Usually armistice agreements are a first step towards a peace treaty – why did that never
o Conditions for negotiations (still a theme today)
Recognition – recognizing Israel as a state
Territories – new boundaries and borders
Refugees – continues to be major issue today
Suez – almost the same
o Israel is recognized, but issue of recognition as a “Jewish state”
Confusion when Israel expands territories
Who’s who? Post 48
- State of Israel – UN recognition May 1949
- Role of Arab states?
o Boycott? Raids?
Lot of talk, not helping people directly (i.e. refuges)
o Loss of Palestinian agency (lose their voice, Arab states becoming “spokespeople”)
- Role of UN?
o Recognition of Israel, UNRWA (humanitarian aid), PCC (Palestine Conciliation
Commission), UNTSO (Truth Supervisor Organization – ineffective)
o Having a hard time making progress and being effective, questionable legitimacy
o Unable to implement
- Role of Western states?
o Tripartite Declaration of 1950 – US, France, Britain