The annexation of Jerusalem (1980). A new step towards amplifying the Arab-Israeli conflict Cover Image

The annexation of Jerusalem (1980). A new step towards amplifying the Arab-Israeli conflict

Author(s): Roxana Georgiana Holcă-Nistor
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Military history, Recent History (1900 till today), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Geopolitics
Published by: Universitatea »Dunarea de Jos« din Galati -Facultatea de Istorie, Teologie și Filosofie
Keywords: middle east;expansion;peace / war studies;camp david;romania;

Summary/Abstract: Israel's expansionist policy grew in the early 1980s when the Israeli Knesset decided to unilaterally annex Jerusalem, the city with the most controversial status in the Middle East. This unlawful act committed by Israeli leaders jeopardized the extremely fragile peace signed between Israel and Egypt at Camp David, once again demonstrating to Arab states that Israel's promises said one thing while their actions demonstrated another. An act of such magnitude could not pass unnoticed and the entire international community mobilized to find a solution that would not escalate the Arab-Israeli conflict and would not endanger the extremely fragile balance between the regional states. Naturally, most states were in the Arab states’ favor and condemned the Israeli action. This point of view was also supported by the Romanian authorities, which had a very firm and uncompromising stance on the policy promoted by the Israeli government. Although this new conflict between Arabs and Israelis received increased attention from both the Western states and those under Soviet rule, the situation in the region became increasingly tense, making peace for the Middle East an almost impossible to achieve goal.

  • Issue Year: 12/2019
  • Issue No: -
  • Page Range: 81-86
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian