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The Unmaking of the Middle EastA History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands$
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Jeremy Salt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255517

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255517.001.0001

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My Enemy's Special Friend

My Enemy's Special Friend

9. My Enemy's Special Friend
The Unmaking of the Middle East

Jeremy Salt

University of California Press

This chapter examines the anti-imperialist campaigns in the Middle East led by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. It discusses the participation of the United States and Britain to counter efforts to overthrow Lebanese President Camille Chamoun and to save both Lebanon and Jordan from Nasser and Arab radicalism. The chapter explains that the United States' relationship with Israel started to warm up, with the acquisition of U.S. weaponry at the top of the Israeli agenda.

Keywords:   anti-imperialist campaign, Middle East, Gamal Abdel Nasser, United States, Britain, Camille Chamoun, Lebanon, Israel

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