Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745330655 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330662 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Europe's Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation

David Cronin

Europe's Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation

David Cronin

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745330655 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330662 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In carefully crafted official statements, the European Union presents itself as an honest broker in the Middle East. In reality, however, the EU’s 27 governments have been engaged in a long process of accommodating Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

Journalist David Cronin interrogates the relationship and its outcomes. A recent agreement for 'more intense, more fruitful, more influential co-operation' between the EU and Israel has meant that Israel has become a member state of the Union in all but name. Cronin shows that rather than using this relationship to encourage Israeli restraint, the EU has legitimised actions such as the ill-treatment of prisoners and the Gaza invasion.

Concluding his revealing and shocking account, Cronin calls for a continuation and deepening of international activism and protest to halt the EU's slide into complicity.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Building The Unholy Alliance
2 Bowing To America
3 Aiding The Occupation
4 The Misappliance Of Science
5 Profiting From Palestine’s Pain
6 The Israel Lobby Comes To Europe
Conclusion
Confronting Europe’s Cowardice
Notes
Index

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