- USAF Academy Department of History
Israel's Quest for Recognition and Acceptance in Asia
by Jacob Abadi
This title represents a comprehensive study of Israel’s attempts to build diplomatic relations with countries on the Asian continent. The author argues that, despite the persistence of the Arab Israeli conflict, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was remarkably successful in gaining recognition in most Asian countries. He provides an overview of Israel’s relations with Asian countries from 1948 until the present, and analyses the political, social and economic factors in each country and the role that each played in the process of rapprochement with Israel. He explores the reasons for Israel’s successes as well as its failures, and analyses the flaws in Israeli diplomacy.