A hundred years later – is it time to reassess European involvement in Israeli-Palestinian affairs?
These Jerusalem Post Articles by Gol Kalev explore the issue:
In Europe’s Cultural Occupation, a suggestion that European intervention in Israeli-Palestinian affairs has been disruptive to Palestinians and Israelis alike. While well-intentioned, it became a primary hurdle to peace, repeatedly building artificial barriers between Israeli and Palestinian societies.
In Europe’s Anti-Israel Sentiment, an analysis of possible motivations for Europe’s escalation towards Israel over the last twenty years – drawing on the observations of two experts who suggest that Europe’s rising Muslim population and Israel’s astounding recent success are core reasons for such escalation.
In The Battle for Jerusalem: Europe vs. America, an examinations of what is behind Europe’s angry reaction to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as well as an analysis of the contradictory role Jerusalem plays in American and European narratives.
In Not Your Toy an analysis of the damage and injustices caused to Palestinians by European and other “supporters” who hijacked their cause.
In Europe’s Choice, an examination of a possible connection between attempts to downplay Europe’s cooperation in the Jewish genocide and current European cooperation with political attacks on the Jewish state.
In Resurfacing of European Colonialism, an argument that European decolonization happened too fast, unexpectedly, and unwillingly. Europe never went through a process of mental decolonization. Hence there are traces colonialism mentality in its behavior, including towards the Palestinians and Israelis.
In Europe’s Rendezvous with Destiny, an assertion that European-Israeli relationship must be analyzed in its historical context, pointing to new rationalizations of anti-Israel hostility in each cycle.
In Wonder Woman’s Battle Against Incitement, a hope that the removal of external sources of incitement could pave a path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
In Vienna at a Crossroads, and Rise of Germany’s Far-Right, an analysis of fundamental changes in Europe, as reflected in recent Austrian and German elections. Also, an examination of how such developments affect Israel and Jerusalem.
In ‘Poland fully supports Israel’s sovereignty’, an interview with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, including about Europe’s history with the Jews and its current relations with Jerusalem.
The above series of articles appeared in the Jerusalem Post and the Jerusalem Report between 2015-2019 and written by Gol Kalev
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