Mission Impossible? Repairing the Ties between Europe and Israel

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Fiamma Nirenstein, editor - In recent decades, Israel-Europe relations have been overshadowed by a dark cloud of European hostility toward Israel, signified by double standards, discussion of blacklists and boycotts, repeated anti-Israel votes at the UN, UNESCO, and other international bodies, and substantial European funding of anti-Israel NGOs. Yet in the wake of numerous terrorist attacks throughout the European continent in recent years by radical Islamists, European states are increasingly recognizing their common interests with Israel, which has become a leading source of anti-terrorist intelligence, modern anti-terror technology, and cyber defense. The 21 essays in this book, edited by Jerusalem Center senior fellow Fiamma Nirenstein, examine the mistakes, wrongdoings, and basic reasons why Europe sometimes cannot or does not want to understand Israel. At the same time, the discussants suggest how these disagreements may be bridged in the future.

2019-01-18 00:00:00

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