Europe's Alliance with Israel : Aiding the Occupation
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.
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 137.16 x 218.44 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
- 05 Jan 2011
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
About David Cronin
David Cronin is a journalist specialising in European politics. He is the author of Europe's Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation (Pluto, 2011) and has written for a variety of publications, including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal Europe, European Voice, the Irish Times and Electronic Intifada.
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. It is essential reading for all who care about justice and the rule of law. I hope David Cronin is prepared for the abuse he and his book will incur. All the more reason to buy it, read it and take the discussion forward. -- Ken Loach
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 Index