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The Resource Germany and Israel whitewashing and statebuilding, Daniel Marwecki

Germany and Israel whitewashing and statebuilding, Daniel Marwecki

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Germany and Israel whitewashing and statebuilding
Title
Germany and Israel whitewashing and statebuilding
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Daniel Marwecki
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to common perception, the Federal Republic of Germany supported the formation of the Israeli state for moral reasons--to atone for its Nazi past--but did not play a significant role in the Arab-Israeli conflict. However, the historical record does not sustain this narrative. Daniel Marwecki's pathbreaking analysis deconstructs the myths surrounding the odd alliance between Israel and post-war democratic Germany. Thorough archival research shows how German policymakers often had disingenuous, cynical or even partly antisemitic motivations, seeking to whitewash their Nazi past by supporting the new Israeli state. This is the true context of West Germany's crucial backing of Israel in the 1950s and '60s. German economic and military support greatly contributed to Israel's early consolidation and eventual regional hegemony. This initial alliance has affected Germany's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the present day. Marwecki reassesses German foreign policymaking and identity-shaping, and raises difficult questions about German responsibility after the Holocaust, exploring the many ways in which the genocide of European Jews and the dispossession of the Palestinians have become tragically intertwined in the Middle East's international politics. This long overdue investigation sheds new light on a major episode in the history of the modern Middle East. --
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Germany (West)
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Germany (West)
  • Middle East
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Germany and Israel whitewashing and statebuilding, Daniel Marwecki
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-256) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121134875
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781787383180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1121134875
Label
Germany and Israel whitewashing and statebuilding, Daniel Marwecki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121134875
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781787383180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1121134875

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