favor, juggling ideology and geopolitics. Between the end of World War
II and the collapse of the Eastern bloc, the superpowers, fighting proxy
wars in Korea and Vietnam and contending over Berlin and Cuba,
calculated their national interests in the Middle East according to
bilateral global factors. For Israel, those factors determined the
nature of its relations with each of the superpowers.
Ben-Gurion to ICAB, April 20, 1958;
‘Interview, May 16, 1958, with the Prime Minister of Israel,
Mr. DavidBen-Gurion, and 31 Members of the National War
College,’ Washington, D.C., ISA 7226/6a.
ICAB, April 27, 1958, ISA.