New Article: Mann, Saudi-Palestinian Relations and Black September

Mann, Joseph. “Saudi-Palestinian Relations during the Run-Up to and the Aftermath of Black September.” Terrorism and Political Violence (online first)

 

URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09546553.2013.773899

DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2013.773899

 

Abstract

The Black September events in Jordan in 1970 are an example of the conflict the Palestinian issue presented for monarchic regimes. On the one hand, wealthy regimes such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait wanted to assist the Palestinians in their struggle against Israel, but on the other hand, the moment they understood that siding with the Palestinians could weaken their regimes, they renounced their support. This article, therefore, emphasizes the importance the monarchic regimes in the Persian Gulf attributed to their own stability, and the influence that issue had on their policies within the Arab world.