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Africa And The Middle East Conflict

Africa And The Middle East Conflict

By Arye Oded

Lynne Rienner, 1987, 244 pp.

A senior lecturer at Tel Aviv University fills in the familiar outlines of this subject with abundant and illuminating detail-on African links to the Arab world and resistance to Arabization; on Arab gains since 1973; on the politics of terminating and resuming relations with Israel; on prospects for change. In most of Africa he sees a trend toward increased tolerance for pluralism regarding Israel and stabilization of ties with the Arab states.