Six-Day War in the mirror of Soviet Israeli relations, April-June 1967
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Published by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Soviet and East European Research Centre in Jerusalem .
Written in English


  • Israel-Arab War, 1967 -- Diplomatic history.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Israel.,
  • Israel -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Egypt.,
  • Egypt -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph Govrin.
SeriesResearch paper -- no. 61, Research paper (Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim. Merkaz le-meḥḳar ʻal Berit ha-Moʻatsot u-Mizraḥ Eropah) -- no. 61.
LC ClassificationsDS127.2 .G68 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination35, iv p. ;
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21125419M

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