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Changing views of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in democratic Spain (1978-2006)

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López Alonso, Carmen (2007) Changing views of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in democratic Spain (1978-2006). [ Center for European Studies Working Paper Series; nº 149, ISSN: 2067 - 7693 ]

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This article examines the changing views of Israel in democratic Spain and its historical background. History plays an important part in the Spanish relationship to Israel: not only have Jewish people been for centuries an “absent presence” but, during the long period of the Franco dictatorship, Israel, as a model, has played an important role in the Spanish path to democracy. That democracy has been and still is the key point in Spain’s relationship to Israel explains why democratic Spain is not essentially different from the rest of Europe in what relates to Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if manifestations of antisemitism are present in Spanish public opinion, many of the criticisms of Israel are not about antisemitism but of specific Israeli policies.


Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > Heads of state
Social sciences > Political science > International agencies
Social sciences > Political science > Political parties
Social sciences > Political science > International relations
Social sciences > Sociology
Social sciences > Sociology > Social movements
Social sciences > Sociology > Non-governmental organizations
Humanities > History
Series Name:Center for European Studies Working Paper Series
Volume:
Number:149
ID Code:33375
Deposited On:01 Oct 2015 08:25
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 12:18

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