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ERIC Number: EJ837188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Egypt's War for Peace
Tuttle, Ian
History Teacher, v42 n1 p57-94 Nov 2008
Civilization's fountainhead, the Middle East, lies at the root of millenia of conflict. However, in no time more than its own has this discord been more clearly asseverated. By the end of the nineteenth century, a maelstrom of ideologies and territorial claims to sacred land had become a volatile mixture; the infusion of Jewish Zionism into Palestine early in the twentieth century exacerbated this instability, creating a "framework for regional war." The 1948 partition of Palestine and founding of Israel united Arabs against Jews in bitter wars for land, honor and survival. For the next 30 years, the Middle East imbroglio dominated regional politics, became a focus of Cold War tensions and threatened to destroy the fledgling State of Israel. However, the unique alignment of Egyptian President Anwar El-Sadat with Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin transcended political boundaries to alter the social, military and political landscape of the Middle East. Against overwhelming odds, they erected the historic Peace Treaty of 1979 upon the ruins of the October 1973 Egyptian-Israeli War. This article discusses Egypt's war for peace and its impact to the region today. (Contains 67 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Israel