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Israel's Global Reach: Arms Sales as Diplomacy

Israel's Global Reach: Arms Sales as Diplomacy

By Aaron S. Klieman

Pergamon-Brassey's, 1985, 250 pp.

Israel, with over $1 billion in annual arms sales, has become a major weapons exporter, with arms accounting for one-quarter of the nation's industrial exports. This masterful study explores all aspects of this phenomenon: the growth of the defense industry, the role of arms sales in Jerusalem's foreign policy and relationship with certain countries, and the considerable limits to further expansion of arms sales due to both technological and political factors. This informative, detailed and balanced analysis is the best study to date of a so-called Third World arms supplier.