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The Politics of Pressure: American Arms and Israeli Policy Since the Six Day War
The Politics of Pressure: American Arms and Israeli Policy Since the Six Day War
By David Pollock
Greenwood Press, 1982, 328 pp.

On a subject about which much nonsense has been written-what America has done or can do to influence Israel through the supply or denial of arms-this heavily documented study provides a close look at and intelligent analysis of the record, year by year. Pressure there has been, especially in the period just after the war of 1973, but on the whole not very much; and U.S. decisions contrary to Israel's wishes have been motivated more by concern with third-party (Arab or Soviet) reactions than by the aim of changing Israeli policy.