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The Six-Day War and the West German Left’s Turn to Anti-Semitism

Up until the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the New Left in Western Europe and America maintained an ambivalent attitude toward Zionism; thereafter, it embraced the anti-Zionism of the Soviet Union and other Communist governments. Jeffrey Herf explains East Germany’s continuous record of hostility to Israel, the adoption of the same attitude by the radical Left in West Germany following the Six-Day War, and the anti-Semitism that persisted just below the surface in both countries:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, East Germany, Germany, Israel & Zionism, New Left, Six-Day War

Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council

The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action:

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More about: Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, United Nations