Gadi Heimann*

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The period 1948-1973 tells the story of the rise and fall of the alliance between France and Israel. In 1948, such an alliance seemed unimaginable for multiple reasons. It was the rebellion in Algeria and the growing tension that ensued between France and the Arab states that ignited the Franco-Israeli close cooperation. The Suez campaign also played a fundamental role in strengthening the Franco-Israeli honeymoon. The establishment of the Fifth Republic altered the form but not the content of the relationship. However, the Franco-Soviet entente and the Six Day War, changed France’s s policy vis-à-vis Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook on Israel’s Foreign Relations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781003833376
ISBN (Print)9780367499761
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

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© 2024 selection and editorial matter, Joel Peters and Rob Geist Pinfold.


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