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In the Shadow of the Holocaust and the Inquisition : Israel's Relations with Francoist Spain - Raanan Rein

In the Shadow of the Holocaust and the Inquisition

Israel's Relations with Francoist Spain

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780714643519
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book analyses the reasons for the failure of all efforts to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and Francoist Spain from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Based on research in four countries, it uncovers the political discussions and the diplomatic moves of each country as well as the mutual images common in Spain and Israel, and their influence on both public opinion and policy makers.
In the late 1940s the Francoist dictatorship was eager to form ties with the new Jewish state. At that stage it was Israel who rejected any rapprochement with Franco. In the mid-1950s, however, Israel became interested in cultivating a closer relationship with Madrid. Now it was Franco's turn to say 'no'. It took Israel 30 years of diplomatic effort until it managed to normalise relations with Spain. Only in January 1986 did Spain's Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez and Israel's Labour Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, sign the agreement to establish full diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Introductionp. 1
The Israeli Refusal (1948-49)p. 9
In the Shadow of a Collective Memoryp. 59
The Beginning of a Change in Israel's Policy (1950-52)p. 81
Israel's Belated Initiative (1953-56)p. 139
Spanish Hostility (1956-75)p. 177
Epilogue: The Winding Road to Diplomatic Relations (1976-86)p. 209
Notesp. 221
Sources and Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780714643519
ISBN-10: 0714643513
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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