Auteur: Cronin, David
Titel: Europe's Alliance with Israel
Sub titel: 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 EUís 27 governments have been engaged in a long process of accommodating Israelís occupation of Palestinian territories. Journalist David Cronin interrogates the relationship and its outcomes. A recent agreement for 'more intense, more fruitful, more influential cooperation' 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.
2011, 192 pag., Euro 25,5
Pluto Press, London, ISBN 9780745330655
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