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IJS SUMMER CONFERENCE 2018

The Aramaic dialects within their Late Antique environment.


Monday July 9 (evening), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 10, 11, 12 (daytime) at University College London.

You are welcome to all or any part of the conference.

Further information link:  IJS Conference 2018

Programme and venue to be announced with Eventbrite booking details shortly.

Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East

Start: Feb 08, 2018 07:00 PM
End: Feb 08, 2018 08:30 PM

Location: Harrie Massey lecture theatre, UCLU, 25 Gordon Street, London WC1H0AY


Azriel Bermant


Thursday February 8th


BOOK LAUNCH


Margaret Thatcher, the Cold War and the Middle East: The Struggle to Save the Moderates

Bermant Thatcher book

Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East examines Thatcher’s policy on the Middle East, with a spotlight on her approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It questions claims that she sought to counter the Foreign Office Middle East policy, and maintains that the prime minister was actually in close agreement with the Whitehall bureaucracy on the Arab-Israeli conflict. In particular, the volume argues that Thatcher’s concerns over Soviet ambitions in the Middle East encouraged her to oppose the policies of Israel’s Likud governments, and to work actively for an urgent resolution of the conflict. Furthermore, while Thatcher was strongly pro-American, this was not translated into automatic support for Israel. Indeed, the Thatcher government was very much at odds with the Reagan administration over the Middle East, as a result of Washington’s neglect of the forces of moderation in the region.


Dr. Azriel Bermant is a historian and lecturer in International Relations at Tel Aviv University and at the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East (2016, Cambridge University Press). He was a Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University between 2012 and 2015. He writes on international affairs for various publications, including The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Foreign Affairs, The Jewish Chronicle and Haaretz. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Lecture 7.00pm, Harrie Massey lecture theatre, UCLU, 25 Gordon Street London WC1H0AY

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