Charles de Gaulle et le Moyen Orient après 1967: la lecture des événements politiques et leur influence sur la prise de position de De Gaulle en 1967

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Crețanu, Andrada (2016)
  • Publisher: MISC
  • Subject: Geschichte | Internationale Beziehungen | History | International relations | Sechs-Tage-Krieg | allgemeine Geschichte | internationale Beziehungen, Entwicklungspolitik | General History | International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy | Frankreich | Außenpolitik | Gaullismus | palästinensisch-israelischer Konflikt | politische Beziehungen | Israel | historische Entwicklung | internationale Beziehungen | France | foreign policy | Gaullism | Palestinian-Israeli conflict | political relations | historical development | international relations

In 1958, during the Algerian crisis, the return of General de Gaulle to power had a significant impact on the conduct of Franco-Israeli relations. Thus, after the Algerian independence completed in 1962, Gaullist policy moved towards the restoration of the old relations of "friendship and cooperation" with the Arab world, in line with "his reason and his feelings". This change of direction is noticeable in 1967, when France is the only Western country to have taken a critical stance toward Israel during the Six-day war. The position of the president of the Republic is, however, heavily criticized in France as in Israel, considering it even the rehabilitation of anti-Semitism. In this context, what interests us is the reconstruction of the stages of this change of course in foreign policy from the Algerian war, passing by the Viet Nam war and the Six-day war. Starting from the famous speech about the Six-day war, this analysis proposes to explain the attitude of the General towards the Hebrew State, not as proof of anti-Semitism or change in foreign policy, but as an evolution in terms of political thought, embodied in the different key-concepts for the Gaullist policy in general: occupation, self-determination, immigration and the great intervention.
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