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William Yale

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Witness to Partition in the Middle East, WWI – WWII

William Yale was born into the Anglo-American power elite in the late nineteenth century. After graduating from Yale University (founded by one of his forebears), he joined the Standard Oil Company and was sent to Palestine where he met Lawrence of Arabia, Chaim Weizmann, as well as leading Palestinians and Turks. He left Palestine when WWI broke out but returned as an intelligence agent for the United States government.


'...critical examination of the historical roots and motivations behind U.S. foreign policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict over the past 100 years.' - WASHINGTON REPORT

'An impecunious adventurer, Yale prospected for oil in Palestine before the war, became acquainted with British spy T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia), reported to the US State Department on the region during the conflict, and served as an adviser to the commission.' - Michael Jansen, THE GULF TODAY


Prologue: Jerusalem 1914

  1. Youthful Adventures
  2. Life in Palestine: 1913-1917
  3. Diplomatic Deceptions
  4. Military and Political Maneuvers in Palestine
  5. Great Expectations: The King-Crane Commission
  6. Dividing the Spoils: The 1920's Partitioning of the Middle East
  7. Interlude: Interwar Years 1920's-1930's
  8. WWII and U.S. Palestine Policy
  9. No End of Conflict: United States Policy Failures
  10. Old Age: Reflections
Size: 145 x 215 mm

282 pages
Rimal Books, 2015
978 9963 715 24 4


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