Since entering office, William Rogers had undertaken to advance the peace process between Israel and the Arab states, particularly Egypt. He believed an agreement would serve the American interests at a time when extremism was spreading in the Arab world, and Soviet influence had grown. However, his actions on the political front went unsupported by President Nixon. Moreover, the National Security Advisor had embraced a different policy vis vis Israel and the Arab world. Rogers’ failure to secure an interim agreement and his previous failure to persuade Israel and Egypt to accept his plan, led the entire region back to stagnation, from which it emerged only after the October 1973 Yom Kippur War.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Middle Eastern Studies|
|State||Published - 3 Sep 2019|
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- ArabIsraeli conflict
- Conflict studies
- Israel Politics and Government
- Middle east relationsUSA