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Europe's Alliance with Israel : Aiding the Occupation

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745330657
  • 9780745330655
  • 588,138

About David Cronin

David Cronin is a journalist specialising in European politics. He is the author of Corporate Europe: How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War (Pluto Press, 2013) and Europe's Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation (Pluto Press, 2011) and has written for a variety of publications, including the Guardian and Wall Street Journal Europe.show more

Review quote

'It seems to many that Israel is above international law. This important book explores the complex political ties that have prevented European countries from holding Israel to account' -- Ken Loachshow more

Table of 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 Indexshow more

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