ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Arabs, Israel and the World

Arabs, Israel and the World Surendra Bhutani The Arabs and the World of Seventies by Galal El-Rashidi; Vikas, New Delhi, 1977; pp 142; Rs 35. WEST ASIAN politics is a nightmare for students of this area. It is so fastchanging, that few books remain useful and the present book has become rather stale within a year of its publication. Second, Galal El-Rashidi, an Arab diplomat still in service, has many constraints and thus lacks objectivity in his presentation. While in his preface he aknowledges himself as a true Arab, he completely ignores the personality of Gamal Abdel Nasser in his narration. In the era of de- Nasserisation of Egypt how can a serving Egyptian diplomat talk about Nasser? Third, the title of the book is rather misleading.

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